Can I get house arrest instead of going to jail?

You can only get instead of going to jail if the judge gives you a . A conditional allows you to serve your sentence in the community on house . With house arrest, you must stay in your home at all times, unless your includes exceptions to this rule.

You can only be given a conditional sentence if:

  • the crime is not punishable by a minimum term in jail, and
  • your sentence is for less than 2 years.

A conditional sentence is only available for crimes that did not:

  • involve weapons
  • cause physical harm to a person
  • involve importing, exporting, selling, or producing drugs
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