A court may require first time, repeat or underage drunk driving offenders to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet otherwise known as SCRAM – Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor. Domestic violence offenders may also be directed to use one if their domestic violence offense is alcohol related.
The SCRAM is a lightweight, tamper proof device, which monitors a wearer’s alcohol consumption by measuring his or her perspiration at regular intervals. SCRAM outputs are monitored remotely and if there is a confirmed violation, law enforcement will be notified.
Because SCRAM is sometimes used as a condition of bond, sentencing can be negatively impacted if a violation is detected. Conversely, some offenders voluntarily wear a bracelet to improve their odds at sentencing, perhaps reducing jail time or other consequences.
The duration of ‘time in bracket’ ranges from weeks to years, depending on the unique circumstances of the case. Of course the fees typically fall to the offender and can run somewhere between $10 to $12 dollars a day plus an initial installation fee of $50 to $100.
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