Bynes' lawyer hopes for resolution to NY bong case

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, Amanda Bynes arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Bynes was arrested early Friday, April 6, 2012, on suspicion of drunken driving after allegedly hitting a sheriff's patrol car. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

September 26, 2013 9:25:53 AM PDT
A lawyer for troubled star Amanda Bynes says he thinks her New York bong-throwing case will be resolved soon.

The actress didn't 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 say they saw her heave a bong from her 36th floor Manhattan apartment.

She has 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.