The judge's decision comes six months after she allegedly helped her son jump bail and flee to Mexico.
She was arrested in Mexico last month.
She is charged with hindering the apprehension of a felon.
Here's a look at what has happened so far and what could happen in coming days or weeks.
While Asylum is unlikely, experts say Ethan Couch could use a human rights law to delay deportation.
Ethan Couch's deportation was delayed by a Mexican judge.
Couch, 18, and his mother, Tonya Couch, were taken into custody on Monday evening in the Pacific Ocean resort of Puerto Vallarta.
Ethan Couch fled Texas for allegedly violating his probation.