More People are Getting Home Detention for DUI Arrests

by Aaron Black • February 24, 2014
More people are getting home detention as part of their jail sentences according to azcentral.com. For a first time regular .08 BAC DUI the minimum sentence is 10 days in jail with 9 suspended (1 day). However, if you are found guilty of an Extreme DUI, the minimum sentence is 30 days in jail. You most likely will not serve all of that time.

In most jurisdictions that offer Home Detention on a 30-day jail sentence, you will only serve 6 days in jail and 24 days on Home Detention. While on Home Detention you would wear a GPS monitor and have a machine installed in your house that will require you to submit to 3 random alcohol tests per day. You will be able to leave your house for a maximum of 12 hours a day and 6 days a week. After work, you get to go home!

Home detention (House Arrest)

In some but not all circumstances you may be able to serve out your sentence at home. While on Home Detention you would be required to wear a GPS monitor and have a machine installed in your house that will require you to submit to 3 random alcohol tests per day.
  • The amount of jail time you serve in Arizona varies from city to city. For example, anyone arrested by Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies or Arizona Department of Public Safety officers under the suspicion of a DUI are of course processed through the Maricopa County justice courts. The Judges in Maricopa County are prohibited from handing down sentences for home detention.
     
  • Typical home detention allows you to work 6 days a week, 12 hours a day
     
  • Those who are granted home detention rather than serving their time in jail are required to wear an Electronic-monitor. The cost of the monitor is to be paid for by the defendant, and depending on the court it can range from $10 to $30 a dayCall Aaron Black if you have been charged with a DUI. We can discuss your Home Detention options. 
Aaron Black is a Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney and one of the leading trial attorneys in Arizona. Aaron Black is recognized as a 2012 and 2013 Super Lawyer Rising Star in Criminal Defense (Top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in Arizona and New Mexico). He is rated 10/10 on AVVO.com, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Lawyer (the highest level of professional excellence).