Many folks want to avoid jail in cases where the DA or Court insists on a jail sentence. House arrest is a viable option in order to avoid actual incarceration. If client qualifies for house arrest they can go to work, any /all court ordered activities and even doctor appointments. Anything else, the sheriff would have to approve. As a local Torrance Criminal Attorney I have seen many people save there job by utilising this resource.
Once on house arrest, the client is locked down at home, inside the 4 walls, no backyard, no garage, no balcony, no porch, etc. (except for the allowed activities)
To qualify, the client cannot have had any of the following on current charge on in the past 10 years:
Drug Sales / Trafficking
Evasion from Law Enforcement
Always best to get the judge to order house arrest directly from the bench, but if not possible, you do not want to ask. You can convert fines / caltrans / community service to jail days (save client time and money) and get the surrender at Los Angeles County jail (IRC for men and Lynwood for females).
Get a commitment order and the attorney. If a court surrender is imposed, please get it on a Monday, males can be processed out in 4 days and females in about 5. If you are currently in custody, please contact me with the booking number.
Hope this helps, I can speak to anyone in advance of the sentencing or at time of intake to help explain the program.