Amanda Bynes in Court: Lawyer Says Cops Followed Her Illegally

Andrew Friedman and Amanda Bynes

Steven Hirsch/Splash News Online

updated 05/24/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 05/24/2013 AT 12:15 PM ET

Amanda Bynes’s Friday morning court appearance was short and sweet, following a long night spent in custody after her arrest in her New York apartment building the night before.

Shortly after 11 a.m., the former child star, 27, took the stand, wearing a blonde wig, gray sweat pants and a baggy black sweater – and looking blasé.

She faces charges of reckless endangerment and marijuana possession for allegedly smoking marijuana in the lobby of her building.

Additionally, according to police, she was booked for tampering with evidence, for allegedly tossing a bong from a 36th-floor window.

In court, her lawyer, Andrew Friedman, said his client denies throwing a bong out of a window and claims the police illegally followed her into her apartment.

Asked by Judge Neil Ross, of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, if she lives in New York, Bynes replied, “I do, sir.”

The prosecutor wanted bail money for her release but the judge waived it.

Ross did tell Bynes if she gets arrested again, or fails to return to court for her next appearance, which the judge set for July 9, he is going to “set a significant bail.”


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