"Amanda's attorney went into court early ahead of next week's scheduled court appearance on October 19 and was granted a continuance," a source close to the situation tells Radar. "The judge also gave Amanda an extension for turning herself into the cops to be formally booked. Amanda had been expecting to be booked next week, but the judge is now going to allow Amanda to turn herself in sometime in November. Amanda is in New York City right now and she is trying to launch her fashion career. Amanda will absolutely turn herself in to be fingerprinted and mug shot taken when required to do so. Amanda doesn't have a valid driver's license right now and is off the roads, so she doesn't pose a threat to anyone."
As previously reported, Bynes formally pleaded not guilty in a Van Nuys, Calif. courtroom on September 27 to charges related to her hit and run cases.
The former Nickelodeon star, who's facing five criminal charges in Los Angeles, including a DUI, two separate hit & run accidents and two counts of driving on a suspended license, doesn't feel the need to stay in Los Angeles anymore since she can't drive and has fled to New York City.
"Amanda is a lost soul. She is just wandering around New York aimlessly. Amanda believes that she is going to have a wildly successful fashion career, but there is no indication that will be happening," the insider says.