Alternative Incarceration in Darien Disorderly Conduct Arrest Cases 

Visiting a center for alternative incarceration in Darien disorderly conduct arrest cases can be imposed as a condition of release after a defendant’s first court date. These classes might entail alcohol education or anger management, depending on the case. AIC will read the police report and may make their own recommendation about what the defendant needs to complete. They will enroll them in whatever classes they see fit. An experienced disorderly conduct attorney could help you pursue the outcome you desire.

What Type of Alternatives are Available to the Accused?

If it is some sort of domestic violence incident where there is an aggressor and a victim, they will do anger management or parenting classes if a child is involved. Sometimes they will do work classes on how to handle one’s self in the workplace. It is at the discretion of AIC. That means if it is ordered by the court, a person has to complete it. Otherwise, the person is not following the conditions of release and they can be taken back to court and prosecuted on the underlying charge.  

Where are Disorderly Conduct Cases Held?

Darien arrests go to Stamford Superior Court, so a Stamford Superior Court judge might call for AIC in a domestic violence case when worried that this person is going to offend again. If they are worried that the defendant is going to be released from the court and explode on someone else, they will order the person to go to classes as a way to get these people treatment when they are not in a court diversionary program. 

Defining Potential Bail Conditions

The bail commissioner can recommend additional conditions of release after the first court date. Conditions of release imposed by the bail commissioner might include recommending that a person report to AIC, an alternative incarceration center, for treatment as prescribed by the judge or what the bail commissioner deems fit. Basically, these are classes that the person has to go to by order of the judge. These classes can encompass anything that is necessary for the defendant, including anger management courses or alcohol or drug-related classes if alcohol was involved in the arrest. 

The reason why AIC classes are often so inconvenient for defendants, is the schedule of the classes.  Sometimes these classes are only offered in the middle of the day.  Typically, people work normal business hours from 9:00 to 5:00, so it becomes difficult to attend these classes. Some people end up losing their jobs because they are unable to balance the court order to attend these classes and their work schedule. It is important that an attorney is there when the bail commissioner is making this recommendation to offer the judge an alternative to the court ordered classes, such as private counseling.   

What is the Judge’s Role in Alternative Sentencing

Typically, if the court orders a person to complete like anger management or alcohol classes, a defendant’s attorney can get in front of the judge to ask ig the individual could seek alternative treatment.  Judges are often open to alternative incarceration in Darien disorderly conduct arrest cases. However, sometimes a judge will push back because they want this person to be under the view of court. The reason is that on every court date, AIC will write up a report and send it to the court. The court can review how this person is doing in the classes. If a person comes three minutes late to a class, the court will know that. If a person misses a class altogether, the court will know that and will not be happy with them. 

Expectations Following Alternative Incarceration

If a person is participating and doing well in alternative incarceration in Darien disorderly conduct arrest cases, the court will be able to see that in the report. The monitoring value is why the court typically wants to keep people in AIC, but it is usually in the best interest for the defendant to avoid AIC altogether and do something privately to protect their privacy and their employment. 

When they go back to court in two weeks, the defendant’s attorney can make an argument about why the protective order should be lowered. This is done by first filing a motion. The attorney will write a motion that will say everything that the defendant is doing. It will typically state that the defendant has had no contact with the victim, has gone to counseling, has not been home, has no interest in contacting the victim, and etcetera.

They file that with the clerk and on the next court date making the arguments to the judge made in the motion. The judge will decide that. That is another way that attorneys can get a lesser protective order, even if it is not issued on the arraignment day. It is similar to preconditions of release, like when the bail commissioner recommends a certain condition, the defendant’s attorney can make arguments against that and why they are unnecessary and a waste of time. 

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