Bobby Brown turned himself into authorities to begin serving a sentence, but was sent packing with an electronic tracking device just hours later. Brown will have to wear the bracelet for eight days, or the amount of time he would have served while in prison.
"The time expected, all things being equal, is about eight days. But he could get out in a matter of days and go on electronic monitoring. It's really tough to say," Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told The New York Daily News.
That's exactly what happened yesterday, thanks to overcrowding in the California prison system. He pleaded no contest to a drunk driving charge as well as driving with a suspended license and violating his probation in October. Last month, he was sentenced to serve the time and yesterday turned himself in, only to be released later.
"He is presently home with his family," Brown's lawyer, Christopher Brown, told CNN. "Mr. Brown has accepted responsibility for what occurred last October 2012. Mr. Brown is pleased that the matter has been resolved and to be home with his wife and young son."
Brown will have to pay for the electronic monitoring bracelet, which he will wear for eight days before being allowed to take it off. During that time he will remain under the custody of the Los Angeles County probation department.
He signed himself into a rehabilitation center in August as part of his plea deal for a previous, April, arrest. Unfortunately, his rehabilitation did not last long and in October, he was pulled over for driving with an expired license. An officer smelled alcohol and took Brown into custody.
Since then, Brown has been busy trying to rebuild his music career by touring with the group New Edition and releasing his first solo album, "Masterpiece," in June. Brown currently has four children, one daughter with the late Whitney Houston, and three more from another relationship.