As defined by Arizona Revised Statute § 31-333, the work furlough program, supervised by the Maricopa County Adult Probation Office, allows a person serving time in jail to be released from jail for work. There are several requirements that a person must meet in order to participate in the work furlough program. For example, a person requesting work furlough must be employed full time, and must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, a person requesting work furlough must meet certain medical requirements. Further, a person participating in work furlough will be monitored for drug and alcohol use during the program. Additionally, according to Arizona Revised Statute § 28-1387, persons participating in work furlough will be released for no more than 12 hours a day, including commute time, and will be released for no more than 6 days a week (Although, DUI offenders are limited to release for 5 days a week). Further, to participate in work furlough, a person must pay an initial fee of $125 and a minimum fee of $9 per day based on the person’s hourly wage.
Although these are some of the main requirements for inclusion in the work furlough program, there are additional requirements that must be met that can be properly explained by a Phoenix Arizona attorney. If you are facing a jail sentence, call a Phoenix Arizona attorney at the Law Firm Oracle Law Group to determine whether you qualify for the work furlough program.