20-year-old Ethan Couch was released from a Texas jail on Monday morning and he didn't say a word as he walked out.
A judge agreed with the psychologist's call for leniency, and instead of sentencing the teen to prison (he could have gotten as much as 20 years), ordered him instead to a secure rehabilitation facility for an unspecified period of time, as well as giving him probation.
Couch's case made worldwide headlines because his legal team argued that he was not at fault for drunk driving in June 2013 because his privileged background ruined him.
Couch was convicted in the crash after driving a pickup truck into a group of good Samaritans helping a stranded driver.
"From the beginning, Ethan has admitted his conduct, accepted responsibility for his actions, and felt true remorse for the awful consequences of those actions", they said, adding that he will serve the remaining six years of his community supervision under the terms imposed by the court.
Couch was 16-years-old in 2013 when he caused a crash that killed four people and left a fifth paralyzed.
He was three times over the legal limit for an adult when the crash happened, but in his trial, Ethan Couch's legal team blamed his rich background for leaving him unable to tell wrong from right.
After leaving jail, Couch met with probation officers, ABC News reported.
If he eventually obtains a conditional license through the DMV, Couch can only operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock device that also has a camera.
However, everything changed when a video in 2015 showed Couch playing beer pong, a blatant probation violation. He's required to wear an ankle monitor and submit to random alcohol and drug testing.
Couch's mother, Tonya, is now awaiting trial on a range of charges, and is being held in the same jail. They were arrested in the resort town of Puerto Vallarta and extradited back to Fort Worth.
"From the beginning, Ethan has admitted his conduct, accepted responsibility for his actions, and felt true remorse for the bad consequences of those actions", the attorneys said.
Ethan Couch was sentenced to 720 days behind bars for violating probation.
Couch claimed his mother took him there against his will, and the judge did not buy it.