January 8, 2013 By Wallin & Klarich

The California Legislature recently changed California Penal Code section 1203.018, which may allow you to be released from custody while awaiting trial on an electronic monitoring program. This option is available even if you are not able to post bail. Previously you were only able to participate in the electronic monitoring program if you had been in custody for 30 days on misdemeanor charges or if you had been in custody for 60 days for any charge. The electronic monitoring option is now available to you while you await trial if the correctional administrator finds that your participation in the electronic monitoring program would not pose a threat to the public safety of the community and the court approves of your release from custody.


The electronic monitoring program can be implemented in several ways including through home detention monitoring or GPS tracking of your whereabouts. Home detention monitoring usually requires that you wear an ankle bracelet that keeps track of your movement and location.

If you or a loved one is facing jail time because you are not able to post the required bail amount it is important that you contact a competent and knowledgeable San Bernardino criminal defense attorney. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience successfully defending clients in criminal matters and can assist you to get electronic monitoring in lieu of jail time while your trial is pending. We have offices in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Orange County. Call us today at 1-888-230-6839 or visit us online at www.wklaw.com for more information. We will be there when you call.

Contact Us
  •   17592 Irvine Blvd,
      Tustin, CA 92780
  •   (714) 730-5300
  •   (888) 280-6839
SCHEDULE YOUR free consultation

If you or a loved one have been accused of a crime, this is the time to contact us.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Copyright © 2024 Wallin & Klarich - All rights reserved

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor should it be considered the formation of a lawyer or attorney-client relationship. Any case results presented on the site are based upon the facts of a particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. The contents of this website may contain legal advertising. If you would like to find out more information about your particular legal matter, contact our office for a free telephonic consultation. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California.