Home detention (house arrest) allows you to serve part of your sentence at your home. You are required to stay within a defined area and you may be closely monitored for 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. This is usually done during sentencing, negotiated by your lawyer. The court must approve of device.
- You are financially responsible for the daily cost of monitoring.
Failing to comply with any of the conditions set by the court can result in further consequences.