The SCRAM Bracelet is a bracelet that detects alcohol vapor in perspiration. While this data can also be collected through a breathalyzer test, the SCRAM bracelet does it automatically as you sweat out any alcohol that was consumed, and doesn't require the wearer's participation. SCRAM bracelets (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) are sometimes ordered by a judge as part of sentencing for a DUI conviction. Measuring "insensible persperation," the device simply measures the concentration of alcohol that is present in your sweat.
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The device tests your perspiration every thirty minutes and store the results until you upload them. In order to use the bracelet, you need to be within 30 feet of a SCRAM base station. Depending on your vendor and sentencing terms, a base station may be included with your bracelet. (Depending on the severity of your violation, other sentencing terms may require you to report to a probation officer or social worker in person to upload the results.) The unit transmits the results to an assigned agent. The use of nail polish remover, mouthwash, or other alcohol-based products can cause false positive readings, so it is recommended you use them with caution, or not at all during your sentence if possible.
In addition to expelling alcohol through urine, the body also expels alcohol through sweat. This bracelet measures the amount of alcohol in a person's sweat at 30-minute intervals. If you consume ANY alcohol, the device will detect it. These devices are also equipped to detect tampering. The monitoring facility forwards the findings to the proper authorities. One drawback of the SCRAM bracelet is its size. It can be hard to hide. SCRAM bracelets are typically waterproof and can withstand the use of soap so that you can maintain personal hygiene throughout your sentence.
A SCRAM bracelet helps to detect alcohol consumption. It is often ordered for people who are on probation or have a criminal history that involves the use of alcohol. It may be worn temporarily while a case is pending. It is crucial that you follow the instructions for wearing a SCRAM bracelet carefully and don't drink alcohol while it's on.
Contact a DUI lawyer today to see if a SCRAM bracelet is a possibility in your sentencing. Johnson Criminal Law Group lawyers are available now to talk about the details of your DUI arrest. Call now.
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