What Happens If I am Placed on House Arrest in a Federal Criminal Case?

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If I’m on House Arrest (Home Confinement) am I on Lock-Down at in My House 24 Hours a Day? Can I Leave to Go to Work or School? Do I need a Special Phone Installed at Home?

Many of our clients who are charged with a federal criminal offense want to know what they can expect if they are subject to home confinement. Home confinement involves wearing a tamper-proof electronic transmitter 24 hours a day. You can leave your house to travel to court approved locations such as work, school, church, medical appointments, and visits to your lawyer. If there is no one living with you, regular travel for household necessities is permitted. You will have to home at night. There are nightly check-in responsibilities, and costs to you for each day of monitoring. There will be employment verification. You will have to disable any special features that you have on your home phone, such as call waiting, and conference calling.

For more detailed information on what you can expect of you are placed on home confinement, see our article here: A Primer on Home Confinement. For additional information on what you can expect in the early stages on of federal criminal case,  click below to see our articles entitled:

A Primer on Pretrial Detention Hearings in Federal Criminal Cases

A Primer on Federal Criminal Case Processing

What Is the Role of the Pretrial Services Officer in the Federal Criminal Justice System?

The experienced criminal defense lawyers of Schwartz & Posnock appear in all Federal Courts of New Jersey, as well as the State and Municipal criminal courts in New Jersey, and have convenient locations in Monmouth County (Eatontown), Essex County (Livingston), Union County (Linden), and Middlesex County (East Brunswick). Call us at 732-544-1460 or email us at info@schwartzposnock.com to schedule an appointment. We look forward to obtaining a positive outcome of your case.

David A. Schwartz is a lawyer with over 32 years of experience in defending criminal cases. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, California, and Pennsylvania.

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