What is House Arrest?
To put it simply, house arrest is a term used when you are confined to
your primary residence. It’s usually an alternative to jail or prison
and is seen as a more affordable alternative to traditional punishments.
This is especially true for less dangerous offenses or if the defendant
is a juvenile. Being under house arrest is not a way to let a person off
easy - it’s designed to keep non-violent offenders from committing
the crime again. House arrest also involves curfews, probation arrangements
and sometimes rehabilitation treatment.
Requesting House Arrest
You can only request house arrest if you meet certain criteria. These criteria
usually include if this is your first offense, if you’re a non-violent
offender, if you have steady employment, or if jail time seemed too harsh
a punishment for the crime, but parole too lenient. In Arizona, people
are most likely granted house arrest for first-time DUI offenses. If you
think house arrest might be a sentence option for the charges you are
facing, call and speak with an experienced Mesa criminal defense attorney (LINK:
http://www.naeglelawfirm.com/Criminal-Defense.aspx ). A criminal defense attorney will be able to answer any and all of your
questions able penalties for any Arizona crime.
House Arrest and Arizona DUI Law
Allowing those convicted of an Arizona DUI to be placed under house arrest
can save the state hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of
a year. This is because the person under house arrest must shoulder the
financial burden of paying a private company for the monitoring bracelet
and other costs for the service. Those against using house arrest as a
possible DUI penalty argue that it does not prevent the offender from
drinking and driving again. The ankle bracelet knows where the person
is but it doesn’t know if the person is drinking or using illegal
drugs. However, offenders who are under house arrest that get caught with
alcohol or drugs in their system must serve the remainder of their sentences in jail.
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