201310.24
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Work Furlough: What If I Need Medication Or Healthcare?

How your healthcare needs will be addressed depends on where you are housed. In Maricopa County, it works as follows: While you are housed in the In-Tents, all healthcare medications are provided by Central Health Services (CHS). Once you have qualified for and been admitted to the work furlough program, you will be transferred to…

201310.20
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Who Decides If I Will Be Removed From the Work Furlough Program?

Prior to being removed from the work furlough program, you are entitled to a hearing before a judge. For example, if the work furlough administrator (typically this is your probation officer) determines that you were in violation of program rules, your probation officer would notify the court and petition the court to have you removed…

201310.15
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Work Furlough: Who Gets It?

Who gets it? The sentencing judge must allow for work furlough in the Order of Confinement. Typically, those convicted of misdemeanor DUI are eligible for work release, whereas those convicted of felony DUI may be eligible for work furlough. Individuals are not permitted to participate in the work furlough program until they are approved by…

201310.08
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Home Detention Also Known As House Arrest: Who Gets It?

To be eligible: 1)       You must be employed in the county in which you are incarcerated; 2)       You agree to pay the costs for all electronic monitoring fees, unless the sheriff assesses a lesser fee following determination that you are unable to pay; 3)       You do not constitute a risk to self or other members…

201309.29
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Work Release: What Is It? Who Gets It?

What it is: A work release is permission to leave the jail facility unsupervised for a maximum of 12 hours a day, six days a week, to attend work or school. How is this different from work furlough? Work furlough is a more restrictive program that is supervised by detention officers and requires the participation…

201309.25
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Blood Tests Thrown Out in At Least 11 Drunk Driving Cases originating in Scottsdale.

Blood-test results will be suppressed in at least 11 felony drunk-driving cases that originated in Scottsdale following a Superior Court Judge’s ruling this week, which could affect hundreds of other cases. The DUI cases were consolidated and set before Superior Court Judge Jerry Bernstein because they all challenged the validity of the blood-testing equipment in…

201309.15
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What Are The Penalties If Your Fourth DUI Is A Misdemeanor?

Your fourth DUI is considered a misdemeanor if it is your first DUI outside the 84 month (seven year) period. You will be treated as a first-time misdemeanor DUI offender. However, please note that although the State cannot use your prior convictions to impose increased punishment (this is called “alleging the prior conviction”), they can…

201309.10
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How Do I Know If My Third DUI Is A Class VI Felony?

Your third DUI is a class VI felony if: 1)       You are driving impaired while a person under 15 years of age is in the vehicle. The penalties include: One day in jail and up to four months in prison. $750 fine with surcharges, jail fees, $250 assessment, $1500 prison fund assessment, $1500 DPS fees…