What is Jefferson County's Inmate/Outmate Program
As a Jefferson County DUI Defense Attorney I previously wrote about alternative sentences for people who have multiple prior DUI convictions. One of those alternative sentences includes the Inmate/Outmate Program. This article helps eliminate some of the mystery that surrounds Inmate/Outmate.
SentencingFirst understand that you are NOT entitled to an Inmate/Outmate sentence. A skilled Jefferson County DUI Defense attorney must fight and successfully negotiate a plea bargain that includes an option for Inmate/Outmate. At sentencing the judge would have to make the final determination if you are authorized for the Inmate/Outmate program. Contact a skilled Jefferson County DUI attorney in order to fight for your future.
The "Inmate" SentenceThis portion of the sentence is served in custody at the Jefferson County Jail. Typically the court will order a set number of days (30, 60, 90 days, etc) that are to be served within the jail. During the Inmate portion of the sentence you may be eligible for work release even if you are not currently employed. While serving the initial Inmate portion of the sentence you may be released to also complete your Level II alcohol education and therapy.
The "Outmate" SentenceOnce you complete the Inmate portion of the sentence you will be released into the community to serve the Outmate portion of the sentence. While on Outmate status you will first report to Intervenion, Inc. to have technology monitoring hooked up. This technology typically includes SCRAM and or a Sleeptime monitor. Both devices monitor you for alcohol consumption. You will also have an orientation where you will set up with a case manager. While on Outmate status you can live at home as normal but you will be PROHIBITED from driving a car. Even if you have a valid Drivers License you will NOT be allowed to drive at all while on Outmate status.
What Happens If You a Term or Condition of the Program?If you violate any of the terms or conditions of the Inmate/Outmate Program you will be immediately regressed back into the custody of the jail without an opportunity for a hearing. You will serve the remainder of the sentence in custody at the jail.