Amanda Bynes covers her face with a puppy, pictured here in July this year. Picture: Splash

AMANDA Bynes reportedly isn’t mentally capable of standing trial, says her lawyer.

The troubled actress was due to appear before a judge today for her DUI arrest in April.

But she doesn’t have the mental capacity to understand the nature of the legal proceedings, according to her lawyer.

The legal documents filed earlier at the LAX Airport courthouse by her attorney Rich Hutton state that the Amanda isn’t mentally competent of standing before a court of law, reports Radar.

TMZ added that the judge had concerns over the case and transferred the matter to the mental health court.

The 27-year-old is currently receiving help at a Southern California hospital and remains under psychiatric care.

She was forcibly admitted to a mental health facility in July after setting a fire in a residential driveway in Thousand Oaks.

Her mother Lynn holds a temporary conservatorship, which permits her to control decisions that involve the health and finances of her daughter.

It remains in place until September 27, when a judge will then make a decision over whether it will be made permanent.

The Hairspray actress’ soaring medical bills are rising the longer she stays in hospital.

It has previously been reported that Amanda has discussed a record deal with Daniel Herman, head of Chinga Chang Records.

“I’ve talked with Amanda a few times and she wants out. She sounded normal, lucid, chill and focused.

“My record offer to Amanda has not changed one bit in terms of the vision... I believe Amanda can work out her issues outside of a treatment centre and I’m willing do anything in my power to make that a reality... even fund it,” he told Perez Hilton.

By Staff Writer 09/25/2013 01:34:00

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