Redmond O'Neal will be sentenced today for a probation violation stemming from his recent heroin arrest and subsequent no contest plea. Will a judge have mercy?
The 26-year-old son of Ryan O'Neal sure hopes so. He wants the judge to give him one more opportunity to make good and sentence him to rehab, and not jail.
Oft-troubled and drug-addled, Redmond was arrested for heroin possession back in August, while still on felony probation for an earlier drug possession case.
Redmond pleaded no contest, and Judge Keith Schwartz (formerly the judge overseeing Lindsay Lohan's legal woes) sentenced Redmond to a year in rehab.
Redmond admitted to using drugs that a friend snuck into him at the facility, and Schwartz sent him back to jail, pending the probation violation sentencing.
O'Neal's attorney, Richard Pintal, will make the case today.
Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett's best friend Alana Stewart will be in court for the decision, which could be a fateful one for the struggling young adult.