In my years as a DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney I have seen dramatic changes in the prosecution and sentencing of alleged DUI offenders. There is new technology available that can, in certain instances, allow for house arrest and electronic monitoring. This technology was not implemented as recent as a decade ago.
Fresno Courts have, in certain instances, allowed electronic monitoring as an alternative to in custody jail time. This allows a person to remain employed, go to work, even pick up necessities such as groceries and other such items.
More recently, with the Covid-19 virus, I have seen an increased number of second, and even first offense DUI sentences to include Scram Electronic Monitoring and/or community service in place of Adult Offender Work Program (AOWP).
The best strategy is to go forward in your case with a plan, and a goal. The plan should include the best reasoning on why you should receive the alternative that you prefer. Then provide the court with documentation followed by sound reasoning on why you should receive the preferred sentence.