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Judge sends Redmond O'Neal back to rehab

Facing Redmond O'Neal for the umpteenth time, the judge told him to go right back to where he came from.
/ Source: E!online

Facing Redmond O'Neal for the umpteenth time, the judge told him to go right back to where he came from.

That place being rehab.

The only son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal was to be fitted for an electronic monitoring device on his way back to his live-in treatment facility today, the only adjustment to his sentence made by L.A. Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz after O'Neal copped to using drugs while on probation for a litany of other drug-related offenses.

According to O'Neal's attorney, his client got a break after pouring his heart out in court.

They had a "very raw" and "very honest" talk in court Monday, lawyer Richard Pintal tells E! News.

"I'm proud how honest [O'Neal] was with the court," the attorney says. "It was a young man speaking from the heart, who has insight about his demons and addictions and he sincerely wants to address them."

There's a follow-up progress hearing on Nov. 16. If O'Neal continues to behave himself at the Pasadena rehab facility where he's supposed to stay until next August, the likely sentence for his latest probation violation will be continued treatment, rather than state prison, Pintal says.

"There is nothing sensational or unique about this," Pintal tells us. "I am extremely pleased with the results. He is out of jail. He is in treatment. The judge put on a list of very stringent conditions, all of which are very fair and very reasonable. These conditions are all in the short term/long term hope that Redmond gets clean and has a life outside of the criminal justice system--which is what everyone wants."

Eerily enough, Redmond's half-brother, Griffin O'Neal, was collared in August for a DUI crash that occurred when he was supposedly racing to help a recently arrested Redmond. Griffin has pleaded not guilty to six related charges, including felony drug possession for allegedly having rock cocaine in the car.