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.

You also can't be given a conditional sentence if you've been found guilty of an that has a maximum term in jail of 14 years or life. Or if you've been of some specific offences, like offences related to terrorism or organized crime that have a maximum sentence of 10 years or more.

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