The actress refused to take a breathalyzer or blood test at the time of her arrest, and the District Attorney’s office is pushing for the fullest charges to be brought against her – charges which involve a maximum jail sentence of six months.
The normal sentence – for someone who cooperates and takes either the breathalyzer or a blood test – is a maximum of 48 hours in jail, paired with three years probation, nine-months of alcohol awareness classes, and a year’s loss of a driver’s license.
Bynes maintains her innocence, though; and following her arrest her father Rick Bynes spoke out in her defense, insisting that she doesn’t drink and didn’t have a single drink the night she was stopped.
Bynes’ father also claims that it was the policeman driving the car Amanda hit who was at fault, saying he pulled in front of her “as she was turning at the West Hollywood intersection” where she was ticketed.
After being formally charged on Tuesday, Amanda went straight to the top – asking President Barack Obama to “fire the cop” who arrested her.
She Tweeted, “Hey @BarackObama… I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”
Someone should tell Ms. Bynes that the President of the United States does not have the authority to fire a local police officer. She should tweet the mayor of West Hollywood instead.