If you are convicted of a DUI, the penalties you receive are pretty standard: probation, community service, license suspension, and possible jail time. However, in Riverside County, if you do the crime, you may have to pay for your time. The Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to tentatively approve an ordinance requiring inmates in county detention facilities to reimburse the county for the cost of their stay in jail, reports CBS Los Angeles.
The “Require Every Convict Occupant Reimburse County Expenses” - or RECORCE - ordinance will require convicts with financial resources to pay for their time in jail. The expenses average out to about $142 per inmate per day, probably more than the average cost of a hotel stay in Riverside. If you cannot afford to pay or are eventually not convicted of the crime, however, you are excused from repayment.