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Whether house arrest (electronic monitoring) is an option depends on the county.  Some jails always offer electronic monitoring, while others will never put a client on electronic monitoring.  While the judge or the prosecutor can play a significant role in whether the client is allowed to serve a sentence on electronic monitoring, the decision in the end rests with the jail administration.  Some judges will never order electronic monitoring.  Others have no objection to it.  Similarly, some prosecutors have no objection to electronic monitoring, while others are rabid opponents.

In the end, the decision will fall on the jail.  Note that some jails require a defendant to serve a portion of the sentence in jail before the defendant would become eligible for house arrest. 

To determine if this is an option you must contact a qualified attorney.

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