SCRAM Bracelets For Multiple DUI Convictions
Colorado Springs DUI Attorney
In cases of arrest for
DUI after two earlier convictions (multiple DUI), specific
bond conditions apply. In order to obtain bail and be released from jail you will only
be allowed to drive with the use of an
ignition interlock device. You will also be ordered by the court to abstain from using any alcohol
or drugs, must undergo testing to confirm this and be enrolled in a substance
abuse treatment program. Finally, you are required to participate in electronic
monitoring, done through the Secure, Continuous, Remote Alcohol Monitoring
or SCRAM bracelet.
These conditions are the result of a new Colorado law which went into effect
in 2001 that states, in part, "The court shall order that the defendant
abstain from the use of alcohol or the illegal use of drugs and such abstinence
shall be monitored." There is a method, however, that a proven Colorado
Springs DUI lawyer may use to relieve you of the imposition of any of
For 15 years, The Samuelson Law Firm has successfully assisted those who
have been arrested for varied types of DUI offenses, such as
first time DUI,
DUI with injury,
hit and run and others. In the case of SCRAM bracelets, a motion can be filed with
the court based on specific factors, so that you do not have to submit
to wearing this device.
What Is A Secure, Continuous, Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) Bracelet?
The SCRAM bracelet, manufactured right here in Colorado, is intended to
measure any alcohol that is exuded from the skin. It detects attempts
to tamper with it and any indications of alcohol consumption but there
are serious problems that have come to light with its use. Some of the
devices have been triggered by substances other than ethyl alcohol, as
found in alcoholic drinks. In one Michigan case the judge ruled that the
device was not, in fact, reliable. There is also scientific question as
to the reliability of detecting alcohol through the skin.
The intention of SCRAM bracelets is not simply to punish someone that may
have made a simple mistake. Rather, judges consider those who may be at
high-risk for being a repeat DUI offender or that may have an alcohol
addiction candidates for these bracelets since the offender is unable
to consume any alcohol, regardless of whether or not they may be driving.
If a SCRAM bracelet is ordered, the person wearing the bracelet will be
responsible for the purchase of the bracelet itself and the monthly cost
of monitoring thee device. However, while this can be a viable option,
being accused of alcohol consumption whilst using this device can find
you facing a violation of your parole, which can lead to jail time.
The Samuelson Law Firm Stands Strongly With You
Making the decision to fight a SCRAM bracelet will not be easy, which is
why you need an aggressive attorney on your side. I cannot state that
the court will grant my motion for relief from special bond conditions,
but when I take on your case all my actions are done as though the case
was against me personally. I do all possible, therefore, to bring about
a favorable outcome to the charges.
Contact a Colorado Springs DUI attorney
to understand how your rights may be defended against the use of electronic
monitoring in a DUI case.