updated 08/24/2011 AT 2:55 PM ET
•originally published 08/24/2011 AT 3:15 PM ET
Redmond O’Neal narrowly dodged a prison sentence Wednesday after a judge agreed he needed more treatment.
O’Neal, 26, pleaded no contest to felony gun and heroin possession in a Los Angeles courtroom and was sentenced to one-year inpatient treatment. The troubled son of Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett will remain on probation for the next five years.
In a joint statement, O’Neal’s attorneys Richard Pintal and Michael Brewer told PEOPLE: “We are pleased and grateful that the judge gave Redmond further treatment rather than incarceration. His history of addiction warrants this approach.”