i currently have no vehicle to get back and forth for the work release program. I just lost my job so there for i can not do house arrest because i have no money to pay and they said my trailer i am renting will not work.I have complied with every order from the judge.I am on informal probation and this is the last step i have to complete.My charge is a misdameanor for drug possesion.
The usual alternative is jail. Talk to your lawyer and see what s/he thinks about your alternatives.
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Yes, going into Jail to serve the time. In Riverside County, if you do the jail time, you will end up serving no more than 50%. They don't really have an over-crowding issue and you will get the PC 4019 credits (50%)
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Work release and house arrest are alternatives to jail.
Most people would prefer the opportunity to stay out of custody, but you can always ask to serve the time instead.
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You could benefit from meeting with an attorney to discuss further. Even if you decide not to hire the attorney the consultation with him or her could help you to understand the issues and your options. Many attorneys offer a free consultation. I wish you the best.
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