Sentencing Issues And Alternatives

There are many alternatives to incarceration. The most common include:

  • Community service
  • Payment of fines
  • House arrest
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Sober living houses

Sentencing alternatives take into consideration the impact of collateral consequences as a result of a criminal conviction.

Representative cases

  • Sentence of probation with the conditions of community service and completion of alcohol program for record producer charged with felony hit-and-run, with injuries, while under the influence of alcohol
  • Sentence of probation for university student, a Chinese foreign national, charged with criminal threats with a firearm at a fraternity party.