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    Redmond O'Neal Is "Now a Free Man" After Court Suspends His Sentence

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    It's definitely a good day for Redmond O'Neal

    The 27-year-old's longtime attorney Richard Pintal tells E! News that "Redmond is now a free man," after appearing back in court today for sentencing. The judge in the case suspended O'Neal's sentence after his successful completion of a one year in-patient treatment program.

    Redmond O'Neal on verge of transferring to outpatient program

    Last August, the son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal was charged with felony possession of heroin and possession with a handgun, after being stopped by Santa Monica police at a traffic stop. He subsequently plead no contest to the charges and was facing up to three years and eight months in prison.

    "He was released today," Pintal tells us. "A year ago we stipulated that if Redmond completed his one year inpatient, they would suspend the sentence."

    He also tells us that O'Neal is now spending the first night back in his residence, but must live with his sober companion for the first 30 days. As for what is next for him, Pintal tells E! News that his client "has a number of opportunities and he is going to take his time to figure out what he wants to do next."

    O'Neal will also continue with his rigorous outpatient treatment, according to his lawyer.

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