Bobby Brown will wear an ankle-monitoring bracelet for the duration of his jail sentence.
Brown only spent 9 hours in an actual jail cell. However, the rest of his sentence will be under house arrest. Brown has to wear an electronic ankle monitor for 55 days. After that, he will begin his four year probation that includes alcohol education classes and mandatory attendance at AA meetings.
There are a couple of reasons why Brown is required to wear an ankle-monitor as opposed to serving time in prison. One reason was overcrowding. However the other reason was the probation department thought Brown exhibited good behavior and released him with the condition he serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
When you wear an ankle-monitor you’re typically not allowed to leave your house. Depending on your case and the judge, there may be an exception such as being allowed to go to work. If you do leave your assigned location while under house arrest, the police will be immediately notified and you will face a punishment for violating your probation.
Some ankle-monitors keep track of your alcohol intake as well. The monitor samples your sweat to detect if there’s alcohol in your system. Similar to ignition interlocks, many people use alcohol monitoring bracelets to curb their drinking habits.
Getting a mandatory jail sentence switched to a house arrest can be a difficult thing to accomplish on your own. You would need an attorney to assist you in court to see if a house arrest can be an option for you. If you’re worried about spending time in jail after a DUI, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced DUI attorney right away. Fill out this simple form and be put in touch with a local attorney who specializes in DUI cases exactly like yours.