For Second DUI, Third DUI, and Fourth DUI Offenders, Electronic Monitoring May be a Viable Alternative to Jail.

Electronic monitoring is more commonly known as “house arrest.  It involves having the 2nd  DUI, 3rd DUI, or 4th DUI offender wear an ankle bracelet monitors the individual’s whereabouts. The bracelet is worn in lieu of jail.  For example, if you are sentenced to 60 days jail time, your DUI lawyer may negotiate an alternative to jail such as Electronic Monitoring.  Thereby instead of spending 60 days in jail, you spend 60 days on the ankle bracelet from the comfort from your home.

The devices works by sending a signal to a computer either at the probation office or to a monitoring contractor.  The report will detail where the individual wearing the device is during the monitoring time.

Individuals arrested for their 2nd DUI, 3rd DUI, or 4th DUI, who are electronically monitored are generally only required to be monitored by the device for 8 hours a day.  Leaving the remaining 16 ours of the day "off of monitoring" which would allow the individual to attend school, work, and resume their life.

Some electronic monitoring alternatives require that second DUI, third DUI, and fourth DUI wears to respond to periodic phone calls in order to insure that they are in compliance with the alternative jail program.  Sometimes the device is combined with the use of global positioning systems (GPS) that monitor and record (via satellite) whether or not the individual stays within the required limits. Courts do require that electronically monitored multiple DUI offenders adhere to specific rules that include being home by a certain time.  If the individual deviate from these specific boundaries, then it is a violation of the jail sentence and they may be required to serve the rest of their sentence in jail.

House Arrest Sounds Great!  Where Do I Sign Up?

Please be aware House Arrest or Electronic Monitoring is not available out of every jurisdiction for your 2nd DUI, 3rd DUI, or 4th DUI arrest.  You''ll have to contact an experienced DUI Lawyer who focuses on multiple DUI offenses to know for sure if house arrest is a viable alternative to jail out of the court where your second DUI, third DUI, or fourth DUI arrest occurred in.