Do I need an attorney regarding a home detention program?

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Do I need an attorney regarding a home detention program?

My husband is currently incarcerated and will be eligible in 4 months for a home detention program. I read that the victim will have a say in this. My husband was already denied parole on the basis the the commission felt he got a big break in his sentence. This was an embezzlement case. He is now classified as pre-release status. However, my concern is how much say does the victim have in preventing my husband from going on home detention program when he has no history of infractions, violence or any other problems? He’s also very remorseful and owes a lot of restitution. He has a job waiting for him where he can work from home.

Asked on September 5, 2012 under Criminal Law, Maryland

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that your husband consult with a criminal defense attorney as to his matter to make sure that there is no possibility that the vicitm can overturn the status quo as to his situation and make things worse as to a subsequent court hearing where the victim gives testimony.

If your husband has already been sentenced and is serving out his sentence then the victim should have no further say as to the matter.


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