House arrest or in-home detention and sentencing options which allow you to serve part of a jail sentence in your house rather than in a jail. The law has recently changed and “house arrest” is now part of a sentencing possibility known as Probation with Restrictive Conditions. One type of “restrictive conditions” is in-home detention. Regardless of the name, they all refer to the same thing, being able to serve all or part of your jail sentence in your own home. Not every county will agree to house arrest in a DUI case. The law allows you to be sentenced to in-home detention, but not every county has the resources to allow for this type of sentence. In addition, there are several restrictions on whether the county will allow you to serve your time at home on house arrest. Some of those are your residence, who you live with, your history with the criminal justice system, whether or not you live in county, whether or not your home county will allowed you into their program, and many more.
If the county does allow for in-home detention, how much time you spend in in-home detention is a complex question. Some counties will let you do all your jail time on house arrest. Some counties make you do more time on house arrest for the privilege of not going to jail. Some counties make you serve part of your time in jail and the rest of the time on house arrest. Which option would be available to you depends on your specific case and what county the offense occurred in.