Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty in hit-and-runs

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: Actress Amanda Bynes arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

(CBS/AP) An attorney for Amanda Bynes has entered a not guilty plea in a misdemeanor case that accuses the actress of two hit-and-run accidents.

Attorney Richard Hutton entered the plea on Bynes' behalf during a brief court hearing Thursday in Los Angeles. The actress' case is due back in court on Oct. 19 and Bynes must be booked on the charges within two days of that hearing.

Read more: Amanda Bynes charged with hit-and-run

Los Angeles prosecutors accuse Bynes of leaving the scene of two accidents, one on April 10 and another on Aug. 4, without providing proper information. The first incident occurred just days after Bynes was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after grazing a sheriff's patrol car. She has pleaded not guilty in that case.

Hutton declined comment on Bynes' cases.

The 26-year-old actress recently spoke out, telling People that she's doing "amazing." She added, "I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don't drink, and I don't drink and drive. It is all false."

Bynes recently moved to New York and has plans to start a clothing line.

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