Can I get house arrest instead of going to jail?

3. Know what happens is you violate the conditions

If you don’t follow a condition of your , it’s called a breach. You will have a where the Crown will have to be prove on a that you didn’t follow the conditions of your sentence. This means it needs to be shown that it’s more likely than not that you didn’t follow the conditions of your sentence.

You may have to go to jail until your hearing. The breach will not result in new charges against you.

But, if the judge finds that you did not follow your conditions, the court can:

  • do nothing about it
  • change the conditions
  • suspend your and make you serve part of the sentence in jail before going back to house
  • end your house arrest and make you serve the rest of your sentence in jail

Unless you can show you had a reasonable excuse for breaching your , the court can take any of these actions against you.

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