This program is ran by the San Diego Sheriff. You may be sentenced to probation with a custodial sanction instead of jail term. The sheriff must deem the offender eligible and the Court must allow it in order to be released on GPS monitoring.
1. Non-violent conviction.
2. Verifiable address/residence.
3. agree to participate (in some instances the persons living with the offender must agree).
4. Able to pay for portion of GPS costs.
5. Granted probation with custodial sanction.
1. The Court might not allow
2. Sentenced per 1170(h) to a term of imprisonment in county jail
3. Open/pending other charges, detainers or active warrants
4. Domestic Violence with protective order
5. Inmates with arrests or conviction for certain sex offenses
When selecting an attorney, it is crucial that you pick an attorney that knows all the alternatives to jail/prison sentences. There is nothing worse than sitting in jail and learning later that you could have been sentenced to home confinement or GPS monitoring. The following are some of the alternatives to custody that you may be eligible. Please discuss these alternatives with your attorney because eligibility depends on the crime, past history, and other factors.
If you would like to know whether you are eligible for home detention instead of jail term, please call 619-357-6677.
- Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell | HS 11351
- Transportation for Sale of a Controlled Substance| HS 11352
- Possession of Marijuana | Health and Safety Code Section 11357 | HS 11357
- Marijuana Cultivation, Harvest, Plant | HS 11358
- Possession of Marijuana for Sale | Health and Safety Code 11359 | HS 11359
- Marijuana Sale, Giving Away, Transportation | California Health and Safety Code Section 11360 | HS 11360
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia | California Health and Safety Code 11364 | HS 11364
- Manufacturing a Controlled Substance (Marijuana, Hash Oil, etc.) | HS 11379.6(a)
- Driving Under Influence of Marijuana (Marijuana DUI) | California Vehicle Code Section 23152 | VC 23152
- Can a vehicle be searched by police officers if they smell marijuana outside of the vehicle?
- When can police stop and search my vehicle?
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