Some counties have a house arrest program available to individuals facing prison. If approved, house arrest allows individuals to serve a period of incarceration imposed by the court in their own home, while also providing the opportunity for the individual to work.
Different methods are used to monitor the whereabouts of individuals who are serving a house arrest sentence, including electronic monitoring and voice recognition systems. The house arrest program is often coordinated by the county correctional institution or the county adult probation and parole department, but eligibility for the program rests solely within the discretion of the judge.
The opportunity to serve a term of incarceration on house arrest is a significant advantage to traditional incarceration. Not only do you have the freedom to serve the sentence in your own home, but you also may be able to maintain your employment. Failing to hire an attorney who is familiar with house arrest and the eligibility criteria is a mistake that you cannot afford to make. Take the time to contact us, so that we can assist you with applying for house arrest.
Please call 215-348-1776 to schedule a free consulation during which we will discuss how to best avoid serving a sentence in prison.