Bynes' lawyer hopes for resolution to bong case

Bynes' lawyer hopes for resolution to bong case

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Actress Amanda Bynes appeared in Manhattan in July 2013 wearing a long, disheveled blond wig after being arrested on reckless endangerment charges. (MyFoxNY.com) Actress Amanda Bynes appeared in Manhattan in July 2013 wearing a long, disheveled blond wig after being arrested on reckless endangerment charges. (MyFoxNY.com)

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York lawyer for troubled star Amanda Bynes says he thinks her bong toss case will be resolved soon.

The actress did not appear in court Thursday. She remains in a psychiatric hospital in California.

She was charged earlier this year with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession. Police said they saw her heave a bong from her 36th floor Manhattan apartment.

She's pleaded not guilty to drunken driving in California. Her attorney there argued Wednesday that she needed a competency hearing.

New York attorney Gerald Shargel says he's working with prosecutors to resolve the case. That could mean charges would be dropped if she agrees to stay out of trouble.

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