Alcohol monitoring may be required on a frequent or even continuous basis. Some probation conditions may require you to remain alcohol/drug free for the duration of your sentence. In most cases, you will either be required to wear an alcohol monitoring anklet or blow into a home breathalyzer at set times to report your BAC to your probation officer.
Things that Matter:
- You may be required to pay for costs associated with these services, so finding financing is a good idea.
- You may be required to meet regularly with your probation officer.
The privilege of at-home detention and monitoring allows you to work, attend school or other daily necessities. Tampering with the monitoring device, failing to provide a sample, and drinking alcohol/taking prohibited substances will result in more severe punishments or extended sentences.