What happens if someone is sentenced to house arrest but they do not have a residence?

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What happens if someone is sentenced to house arrest but they do not have a residence?

Is there any way to avoid jail time in this situation?

Asked on April 5, 2012 under Criminal Law, Vermont

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are sentenced to house arrest, typically you have to provide Pre-Trial Services, Probation Department or the court with a viable address to where you will be living and where they can contact you if need be. Not having a residence nullifies the purpose of "house arrest", thus the only alternatives would be 1) Jail time 2) Tether monitoring or 3) Probation.


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