Welcome to the Virtual Office of Judicial Options.Com.
We provide, supervised, offender-paid Electronic Monitoring (House Arrest) Services for non-violent, employed persons for the judicial community.
The client is allowed to go to work, attend classes in school, attend mandatory court-ordered alcohol-drug education classes; deliver children to school, pick up children from school, grocery shopping, etc.
We require the addresses of every location that the client needs to attend and we take these locations and build their GPS Tracking Profile.
Special Note to Clients Assigned a Probation Officer:
All addresses to be placed in your GPS Tracking Profile must be approved by your assigned Probation Officer.
The Probation Officer will approve and Fax over the approved list of locations on their agency's letterhead or they may E-Mail to us.
Upon receipt we will input the list of locations into your GPS Tracking Profile and notify all parties of the action.
The aforementioned places become authorized for the client to leave their homes as the addresses provided have been placed into their GPS Tracking Profiles thus enabling the client to continue with their lives and discreetly pay their debt to society.
There is a curfew of 9:00PMunless the client is working a shift that requires a later time, the time adjustment will be made in the person's GPS Tracking Profile.
If an emergency should arise, the client contacts us immediately* with the situation and address which we will make the adjustment to their GPS Tracking Profile.
*Clients with assigned Probation Officers must contact them first with the emergency, if they cannot be reached then contact us so we can input the emergency into your GPS Tracking Profile.
Clients Needing to leave the State of California for Travel to Another State: Your Attorney will have to schedule a time on the Court Calendar and request from the Judge in the Case permission for you to leave California. We require written approval from the Court. You must provide us with all airline flight information along with the locations you will be staying and visiting in the other state. We will write the Travel Authorization Letters for you to present to the TSA so that you may be screened separately from the rest of the travelers to protect your privacy.
The aforementioned protocol policy pertains to all Probation Departments and Federal Agencies; we are responsible for the client while they are in our electronic custody and are liable for their whereabouts and we expect the aforementioned agencies to get permission from the Judge involved in the client's case to take them out of the state of California.
Judicial Options.Com offers a second chance alternative to jail for those individuals that the courts deem qualified that meet their criteria along with meeting the terms and conditions of our EM Application and EM Contract.
Judicial Options.Com is thebridge between the traditional EM (House Arrest) Program provided by the Probation and Sheriff's Departments for individuals where the Judge decides Judicial Options.Com would be better suited.
This alternative to jail is an opportunity to save California taxpayers the cost of housing non-violent, employed persons in local county jails and ease the increasing financial burden of the Courts and law enforcement agencies due to continued severe budget cuts.
Onlythe Judge in the case can make the decision to allow the individual to participate in our program.
Most cases considered by the courts for our EM program are out-of-jurisdiction cases for first-time DUI, first-time drug possession; cultivation of marijuana; petty theft, possession of stolen property, etc.
We want to emphasize again that only the Judge determines the sentence and if the person will be referred to Judicial Options.Com.
We provide photographic proof to the Courts on all installations of the GPS Ankle Bracelet along with professionally written court documents which are the following: Letter of Acceptance; Letter of Compliance and Letter of Completion.
The GPS Ankle Bracelet will be installed in the privacy of the residence of the client unless otherwise designated by the client and the assigned Regional Manager.
If the client is unemployed, but has a designated financially responsible party for payment, they may be eligible for our EM program.
The client must have a permanent residence.
We use 21st Century state-of-the-art technology with the GPS BLUtag® Monitoring Ankle Bracelets with VeriTracks® software along with Google®Mapping coordinates provided by the Satellite Tracking of People, (STOP.) This is the same equipment used by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitationexclusively.
Progress Reports are available at any time to any law enforcement entity requesting said report on a particular client.
Our Certificate of Liability Insurance is with Lloyds of London.
Installation is quick because the client does not have to order an extra telephone line to be installed.
We need a Judge's Minute Order with the specific number of days to be served ( all deductions for time served, etc., must be made beforewe are given the Sentencing Order ) along with any other instructions relevant to the sentence.
Our Regional Managers (many of whom are retired Law Enforcement Officers and Military Reservists ) are trained to install the BLUtag® GPS Ankle Bracelets. These Regional Managers are located throughout California to service all jurisdictions.
We program the addresses provided by the client which become authorized inclusion zones which creates the client's GPS Tracking Profile into the VeriTracks® tracking software. The person cannot leave their home unless the location has been authorized through their GPS Tracking Profile.
Authorized locations would include place of employment, mandatory alcohol education classes, school, daycare, church, doctor's office as examples.
We can program (exclusion)location addresses that the client is not authorized to go into the VeriTracks® software. Those unauthorized locations would be ordered by the court. First and foremost our commitment is to enforce the Court's directives via the Mintue Order issued by the Judge in the case.
A Digital Photo is taken by our Regional Managers, as evidence that the client was installed with the BLUtag® GPS Ankle bracelet along with their California Driver's License or California Identification Card ; this proof is sent to the Judge and all related parties in the case along with the Letter ofCompliance.
Wewill notmake any adjustments to the number of days of the sentence instructed on the Minut Order. Only the Judge involved in the case can reduce the number of days to be served on our offender-paid Electronic Monitoring (HouseArrest)program.
Judicial Options.Com treats all of our clients with respect.
We are not here to judge, the client has already been through that process with the courts.
Our commitment is to make sure the client stays in compliance with the sentence rendered by the Court through our offender-paid supervised GPS Electronic Monitoring program.
The daily rate is based on the income of each client, verification of income is required via pay stub, etc.
The installation/enrollment fee of $150.00 includes the Letter ofAcceptance written to the Judge on behalf of the Client along with payment to our Regional Manager assigned to the case for the installation of the GPS ankle bracelet.
All invoices must be paid in full prior to the completion date of our EM program. The Letter ofCompletion will be sent to the Court provided there are no violations to the terms and conditions of our EM program and we receive the timely return of our equipment.