It appears Ethan Couch watched the Shawshank Redemption and ran off to Zihuatanejo to spend the rest of his sentence sunning on the beach. Hopefully he paid very close attention to the part of the movie before they tarred the roof of the license plate factory and enjoyed a few cold brews like men. Because before he ran and jumped the border he was flirting with possibly violating his juvenile probation and at the worst spending time in reform school.
Now, he's more than likely going to big boy "pound me in the ass" prison. Just hope he's never watched Oz on HBO. It's got more than a few spoilers...
UPDATE: Stop the presses! (so to speak...)
It looks like poor little Ethan isn't going to big boy pound me in the ass prison. At least not for very long anyway.
• Under Texas law, Couch, now 18, would be punished for his violation in the juvenile system.
• The maximum sentence that a juvenile judge can dish out for a violation of his juvenile probation is imprisonment in a juvenile facility until Couch turns 19, which is April 11, 2016.
• The DA wants to transfer Couch's sentence to adult court. But since this violation happened in the juvenile system, Couch effectively would start with a clean slate in the adult probation system. That is, the adult court judge could not punish Couch for violations he committed as a juvenile.
• At the time a judge reassesses Couch's probation in the adult system, he has the power to put Couch in adult jail for a maximum of 120 days.