Electronic supervision is a way courts in Nevada can keep a convicted defendant out of the jail system through a suspended sentence while still monitoring their whereabouts. However, it is important to understand that not every defendant is eligible for electronic supervision.
Electronic Supervision is an alternative to “traditional” detention that might be better know as “House Arrest” and as having to wear an unremovable “ankle bracelet.” However, the term “House Arrest” is a misnomer. You aren’t really “arrested” just to your house at all. Offenders can go to work, school – whether for general education, vocational school, or college, doctor appointments, counseling and rehab, court appearances, and more. When they’re not at court-approved activities and after curfew, they must be in their home.
Since these “ankle bracelets” allow law enforcement to track the offender’s every movement, the chief of police or sheriff may use electronic supervision rather than putting the offender in the city or county jail. However, there are a few requirements.
The better question is, “What does not determine eligibility?”
A prisoner that the county or city is monitoring under electronic supervision will not become qualified for release for work, employment, or educational programs unless he meets the same conditions as those that are carrying out their sentence inside the county or city jails.
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Several factors make an offender ineligible for electronic supervision. A few of these include:
Nevada has established that each county or city will establish conditions that are individual to each case and general rules that cover everyone. The prisoner may be returned to jail or prison if he violates a mandated condition or established rule for electronic supervision. A few of Las Vegas’ rules and some possible conditions are as follows:
There are three basic penalties the judge may choose from. They are determined on a case-by-case basis. The offender may get:
Each county and city set their own fees for electronic supervision. They each have an application fee and a daily fee as set by the board of county commissioners or the city’s governing body. The fee is proportionate to what it costs the city or county to carry out the monitoring.
In Las Vegas, the application fee is usually about $100, and the daily fee is much less. The fees differ, though, since, according to NRS 211.290, the county or city may contract with a private firm to carry out the monitoring. Because the firms charge differing amounts, the cost may range.
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Instead of holding an accused person in jail until their trial, the court of jurisdiction may, in particular cases, allow the chief of police or sheriff to monitor the person through electronic supervision. All of the statutes of NRS 211.250 – 211.290 apply to the accused person just as if the courts had already convicted them of a crime in such a case.
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