Those who have been charged with a non-violent crime may be eligible to serve their sentence at home, typically when prisons are overcrowded or as a way to mitigate the expenses of the prison system. Those who have committed violent crimes, however, cannot serve their sentence as house arrest and are required to serve jail sentences. In most cases, those on house arrest can still work but there are rules that apply. For one, the person must have regular, gainful employment to be permitted to go to work. Additionally, they are only permitted to go on specific days and for set hours each of those days as ordered by the court.
Offenders under house arrest are closely monitored when going to work. This is to ensure they are not abusing the system and that they are adhering to the orders set by the court and are compliant with their sentence. The following rules apply during such a house arrest:
If you are going to be under house arrest, it’s important to understand the terms. At Malamut & Associates, we read the fine print so you stay within the letter of the law. Contact us today to find out how our services can help you serve your sentence and maintain your life.