DUI Home Arrest Program A Success In Scottsdale
Stricter DUI laws, passed in 2009, require jail time for all DUI offenses. Home-detention programs aren't new. Arizona law has allowed a city or town to create such programs for years. Most Valley city courts already have similar programs. But when Scottsdale City Court officials were look for ways to trim costs earlier this year, the program made sense. The home-detention and ankle-monitoring program costs the offender a $100 start fee, then about $20 per day afterward. Right now if someone goes to a Maricopa County jail, the first day costs $192. Each additional day is $72. The first 15 days are mandatory and must be served in jail. That requirement continues. But any jail time required after the 15 days can be served at home, if the defendant is eligible.
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