If a court imposes a sentence of imprisonment of less than 18 months, it may direct that that sentence is served by way of home detention. An offender who is sentenced to home detention will be closely monitored by Corrective Services. In certain circumstances you may be allowed to leave your home for work or medical reasons whilst serving your Home Detention order.
In order be sentenced to home detention, you must first be assessed by Correction Services and determined to be suitable.
Your case will then come back to court for the court to order that you complete a your term of home detention.
Can I go to work if I am sentenced to home detention?
In most circumstances, Correction services will allow you out of your home for work or study. You will also be allowed from time to time to attend personal family occasions with prior permission from your Corrective Services officer.
What happens if I breach my home detention order?
It is important that you abide by all the conditions of your home detention order, Corrective Services will determine whether breach of home detention proceedings will be brought before the court.
You may then be required to serve the balance of your sentence in custody.