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Amanda Bynes Pleads Not Guilty In Hit & Run Cases, Judge Orders Actress To Turn Herself Into Cops To Be Booked

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Source: WENN

Sep. 27 2012, Published 6:30 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Amanda Bynes formally pleaded not guilty in a Van Nuys, Calif. courtroom Thursday morning to charges related to her hit and run cases, and the Hairspray actress was ordered to turn herself into cops, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The wayward actress wasn't personally in court for the proceedings, which lasted less than 10 minutes. Instead, Bynes' attorney entered the not guilty plea on her behalf. The judge also ordered Bynes to formally turn herself into to be booked by October 21 so that she can be fingerprinted and have her mug shot taken.

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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the former Nickelodeon star, who's facing five criminal charges in Los Angeles, including a DUI, two separate hit & run accidents and two counts of driving on a suspended license, doesn't feel the need to stay in Los Angeles anymore since she can't drive.

"Amanda isn't required to be in court so she has gone to New York City and says she plans on making it a permanent move," an insider told Radar. "Amanda is adamant that she is retired from acting and wants to begin a new life in New York as a fashion designer. She thinks she can live a more normal life on the East Coast and won't be hounded by the paps."

The pretrial hearing will take place on October 19.

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