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House Arrest Instead Of Jail For DUI

House arrest sentences are available for some DUIs in Colorado, and can include restrictions on where a you live and how many days and hours are spent at home. You will have to report to a probation officer.

You Can Stay Out of Jail Sometimes.

If you've been charged with a DUI, you might think that you will go to jail. However, there are sometimes alternatives to jail. In some cases, a judge can order house arrest instead of jail time. This means that you would live at home under supervision by a probation officer.

You Will Have To Follow Certain Rules.

There are certain rules that must be followed when serving a house arrest sentence. For instance, you cannot leave the state without permission. You also cannot use alcohol or drugs while on house arrest.

You Will Be Able To Go To Work.

If you are sentenced to house arrest instead of jail time, you will still be able to go to work. However, you will not be allowed to drink alcohol or take any illegal substances.

You Must Report Any Changes In Your Address.

If you move during your house arrest sentence, you must report the new address to the court before you move. Failure to do so could result in additional penalties.

You Must Not Drink Alcohol Or Do Drugs.

If you have been charged with a crime, you should not drink alcohol or use drugs while you are awaiting trial. This will help at sentencing if you are convicted.

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