Is House Arrest a Part of Bail?
House arrest isn’t a new concept. It’s been a part of the court system for decades. When a person is put under house arrest, it means exactly what it sounds like. They’re allowed to be in their home as opposed to sitting in a jail cell, but they aren’t allowed to leave their house unless they’ve been granted permission.
The exact details surrounding house arrest vary from one case to another. In some situations, you may be told you’re not allowed to leave your home unless you are going to the courthouse. When a judge says you’re not allowed to leave, they’re serious. You will be fitted with a device that alerts the police if you walk too far away from the house, even if it’s just a few steps into your front yard.
In other cases, you will be granted a little more freedom with your house arrest. Sometimes the judge will let you leave the house for a specific, pre-arranged period of time. The most common reason they will let you leave is so that you can continue to work while you’re waiting for your trial to begin.
While you don’t have much freedom while you’re under house arrest, most people still prefer it to being in jail. Not only are you able to sleep in your own bed and enjoy your privacy, but it’s also easier for you to have loved ones visit, arrange for your lawyer to stop by, and there’s zero chance that you’ll accidentally say something to a guard or cellmate that could be incriminating.
In some cases, house arrest, or at least wearing a GPS monitoring device, is a part of your bail agreement. Not only will you have to pay bail, but you also have to agree to have your location monitored while you’re out on bail. Contacting Riverside Bail Bonds for a free consultation is the best way to learn exactly how the process of house arrest and GPS monitoring will work.