As part of your probation, you may be required to be under house arrest. To ensure that you are abiding by the terms of your house arrest the court may order that you be electronically monitored. The electronic monitoring system also known as ELMO is placed around your ankle. You may not remove the electronic monitoring device for any reason. The electronic monitoring device is waterproof so you could go into the shower with it on you. If you cut the device off your ankle, it will notify the people monitoring you.
The device does not tell the people monitoring you where you are. Instead the device will alert the people when you are not inside your house. The court may allow for you to leave your house for certain reasons for certain periods of time. These times that you are allowed to leave your house is known as windows. It is important that you abide by the windows and get home on time.
There is no cost to be monitored by this device. The length of time for house arrest is determined by the judge when you are sentenced. You must have a land line in your house to be eligible for this device. The probation officer cannot hook up the device to a cell phone.