The DUI charge was later dismissed in February 2014 in a plea deal that gave the actress three years on probation, a requirement to attend an alcohol education course and a fine.
President Barack Obama on Twitter to fire the officer who had arrested her.
Seen here at the premiere of her 2005 animated movie "Robots," she also starred in "Love Wrecked" (2005) and a comedy with Channing Tatum, "She's The Man" (2006).
While working on movies like "Sydney White," Bynes' personal life also took the spotlight.
Bynes and co-star Nick Zano reportedly began dating in 2003.
Between 20, Bynes steadily worked in film in addition to her TV sitcom.
She was briefly linked to athlete and reality star Doug Reinhardt, here at a Los Angeles Lakers game in December 2008.
Bynes and attorney Gerald Shargel arrive for a court appearance in New York on July 9, 2013.
She was charged with reckless endangerment and attempting to tamper with physical evidence. Bynes uses her dog to block her face from photographers while shopping in Chelsea on July 10, 2013, in New York City.
On July 24 of that year, Bynes was detained for a mental health evaluation after being "involved in a disturbance in a residential neighborhood" in Thousand Oaks, California.
That August, she allegedly hit another vehicle, incurring a second hit-and-run charge.
" border="0" height="360" id="article Gallery Photo0012" style="margin:0 auto;display:none" width="640"/Bynes, seen here in April 2012, again made headlines that June when she asked President Barack Obama on Twitter to fire the officer who had arrested her.