Today on Warrant For Your Arrest, we’ll take a look at house arrest. What is it, how does it work and what happens if you go outside.
What Exactly Is House Arrest?
Let’s start by looking at what house arrest is all about and when it is possible to serve a sentence in your own house. If you have been convicted for a minor felony, you are sometimes eligible for house arrest instead of serving your sentence in prison. However, it is important to note, that house arrest is not something that has been used very often.
How do they monitor you?
If you have been sentenced to house arrest, you will need to an ankle bracelet. This bracelet gets attached to your ankle when you are sentenced and have to remain on for the rest of your sentence. The bracelet works s bit like a GPS and tracks where you are at all times.
If you go further away than you are allowed, the bracelet will send a signal to the nearest police department, which will then come and pick you up.
So, what happens if you breach the house arrest?
If you go further away than you are allowed to, you are practically “breaking out” of prison. Doing so has serious consequences and the very first thing that will happen is that you will be sent to prison right away to serve the rest of your sentence. You will also have to go to court and a judge will determine what your punishment for “breaking out” should be.