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."
He then asked her is that completely clear? "Yes," she replied.
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Bynes has a history of DUI and other automobile-related cases in Los Angeles courts, and has attracted attention for a series of provocative Twitter postings and almost daily media accounts of unusual behavior.