What is SCRAM?
Answers from a San Diego DUI Defense Attorney
With all the stresses and strains of today's world – many good
people end up blowing off a little too much steam over the weekend, and
end up in a living nightmare – where they have picked up a new DUI
case, and are absolutely terrified going to court to face the charges
(often with prior convictions) with the prospect of jail - for the new DUI case.
The fact is however – there are a lot of things people can do - to
greatly increase their chances of a favorable outcome, while they are
awaiting for their court date to roll up. With over thirty years of experience,
San Diego DUI defense attorney Mark R. De Yoe knows the many things that
a defendant can do – proactively on their own – that can literally
make the difference between House Arrest & State Prison. One very
powerful new possibility, that defendants facing court can do –
is to voluntarily wear an alcohol detecting ankle bracelet (SCRAM bracelet)
as soon as possible.
Together with documentation regarding it's installation and monthly
status reports, this new program enables defendants to definitively show
the Courts and Prosecutors that they have turned their life around for
the better and stopped drinking completely (such that jail time would
not be in anyone's best interest – and that the new, positive
lifestyle should be encouraged, for the betterment of all).
SCRAM's Ability to Prevent Drunk Driving
SCRAM, which stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring, has
reduced repeat offenses in hardcore drunk drivers by 45% as compared to
non-wearers. In its most basic definition, a SCRAM device is a bracelet
worn around an individual's ankle that monitors alcohol consumption.
Every 30 minutes, the device samples the perspiration of the wearer in
order to check their blood alcohol levels.
Wearers are required to plug their device into a base station at home once
a day. The data that is downloaded will then be sent to the SCRAM company
and if alcohol is consumed, reviewed by SCRAM technicians before making
its way to court officials.
More and more often, SCRAM is becoming the prescribed alternative to incarceration.
Courts and law enforcement officials have found that the device is extremely
effective in preventing subsequent offenses.
Some of the benefits of SCRAM include:
- Extremely accurate information due to transdermal technology
- Enforces abstinence, thus furthering the safety of others on the road
- More effective than chemical tests and patches
- Allows an individual to maintain day-to-day functions by avoiding incarceration
- Gives individuals the chance to achieve sobriety
SCRAM requires a one-time service fee, as well as monthly payments to cover
the cost of the device. The regular checks performed by SCRAM encourage
sobriety far more effectively than any other device.
Call Attorney Mark R. De Yoe today!
You can call attorney Mark R. De Yoe at (619) 519-7358 to schedule a free
initial consultation to discuss a San Diego County DUI case. At this consultation,
one can obtain a great deal of information that can make a critical difference
in the outcome of a serious DUI case – including those with
BAC levels, and/or
hit and run fact patterns.
It is extremely rewarding to quit drinking, and turn one's life around
for the better. San Diego DUI defense attorney Mark R. De Yoe is extremely
proud to have helped many good people – over three decades –
get better results in court, and in all aspects of life.
The firm has more than three decades of experience and is prepared to defend
Contact Attorney Mark R. De Yoe right away!