Home detention is becoming a common alternative to imprisonment as a form of punishment for a DUI conviction. Home detention (house arrest) allows you to serve part of your sentence at your home. Your GPS position is tracked with a requirement to stay within a defined area and you may be closely monitored for the consumption of alcohol or other drugs.
Things that Matter:
- Home detention is only available if the court system has the program in place.
- You may be required to wear a GPS device that monitors your movements.
- In most cases, you will be financially responsible for the daily cost of the monitoring.
Although you do not have to spend time in jail, home detention should be treated just as seriously. Failing to comply with any of the conditions set forth by the court can result in further consequences. If this is a preferred alternative to jail, discuss this prior to plea and sentence bargaining.
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