I was in the Scottsdale City Court yesterday when I heard a Judge discussing the much anticipated Home Detention Program. It appears that they have finally implemented the program. Here are the minimum qualifications based on the information I was given at court.
- The date of your offense must be after May 27, 2010; and
- You must start your self-surrender date on or after October 1, 2010
There may be some exceptions to the time restrictions if your attorney can demonstrate a serious medical condition. Since the program is so new (as a matter of fact, several of the court clerks did not even know it had be approved yesterday) I am sure there will be some additional details and restrictions. In addition, keep in mind: (1) admittance into the program is not automatic. The judges have already hinted that not everyone will be receiving the benefit of this program; (2) there will still be an initial term of jail for anyone accepted into the program. Thus, this program is for lengthier terms of incarceration.
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