What is a “SCRAM” Bracelet or Alcohol Monitor

Overview

The SCRAM bracelet is an ankle bracelet that is worn by a DUI offender 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SCRAM stands for “Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor.” The bracelet monitors the offender’s alcohol consumption by sampling the offender’s perspiration every 30 seconds. The SCRAM bracelet is worn by DUI offenders to ensure that they do not drink alcohol because they have court-ordered sobriety requirements and alcohol treatment requirements one example of which would be dui school.

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The SCRAM bracelet is used to monitor DUI offenders long-term and is most often used to monitor repeat DUI offenders such as second time dui and third time dui offenders who have been ordered by the court to avoid alcohol as part of their sentence. Driving undeer the influence of alcohol offenders who are required to wear the SCRAM bracelet must usually pay about $12 a day for the costs and management of the bracelet. Many are also in a drug court program to address their alcohol abuse issues and are subject to regular monitoring by the court in their case.

SCRAM Bracelet FAQ’s

1) How Does the SCRAM Bracelet Conduct Alcohol Alerts?

The company that makes the bracelet, Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. has a database that analyzes alcohol alerts. Before an alcohol alert is confirmed, trained data analysts at the company thoroughly investigate the data involved. When an alcohol alert is confirmed, the DUI offender’s supervising agent will immediately be notified.

2) What Happens If I Remove The SCRAM Bracelet?

If you take off your SCRAM bracelet, the regional monitoring center will immediately be notified. Also, your probation officer and the court will immediately be notified. This can result in you having a probation violation and harsh sentencing consequences.

3) Can I Use Mouthwash While I Am Wearing The SCRAM Bracelet?

No, You should avoid using mouthwash when you are wearing the SCRAM bracelet because it contains alcohol.

4) How Long Does a DUI Offender Usually Have To Wear The SCRAM Bracelet?

The time that a DUI offender will have to wear the SCRAM bracelet can vary from 1 month to more than 1 year. The time generally depends on the seriousness of the offender’s alcohol problem, the seriousness of the DUI offense, and whether the offender is a repeat DUI offender.

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How We Can Help

The state of California has implemented tough drunk driving laws, and some DUI offenders may be ordered to enter alcohol treatment programs and may be required by the court to wear a SCRAM bracelet for alcohol monitoring. If you have been ordered to wear the SCRAM bracelet in your case, you may not know what to expect and may have questions about how the bracelet works.

At the Aizman Law Firm, the best DUI attorney in los angeles Diana Aizman can help you with questions you might have about the duration of your monitoring period wearing the SCRAM bracelet. If you would like to confidentially speak to a DUI attorney about a case or about wearing the SCRAM bracelet, please call our office1 at: (818) 351-9555 for a free consultation. 

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