Over the last 17 years, I’ve represented many clients that find themselves facing jail time because their drinking has caused them to make bad choices. Whether its a 2nd offense DUI or any other criminal offense that stems from issues with alcohol, I’ve been able to use Scram to help them avoid substantial jail time and also treat their underlying alcohol issues.
Scram is an electronic device that monitors your blood alcohol content through a skin sensor. It is typically worn on your ankle and it communicates with a base station at your house.
I’ve saved countless clients from having to go through the side door of the courtroom into jail by being proactive and having a scram device ready before we see the judge. You see, most judges do not want repeat alcohol offenders on the road. They want them in jail so that no one else gets harmed and the Judge gets blamed for allowing them out in the first place.
The voluntary installation of the Scram device on my clients has impressed judges in many ways. First, most judges trust Scram to keep people from drinking. No amount of AA classes or increased bail assures a judge that you will not drink the minute you are released. On the other hand, a Scram anklet tells the judge you are taking responsibility for your actions and you are being proactive in helping get through them.
This past January I had a client that was facing 2 years in prison. He not only had alcohol issues in the past but his present problems were caused by alcohol as well. I met with my client’s family and had my Scram representative get the process started. I then met with the Judge and the prosecutor where I extolled the virtues of this service coupled with counseling. The Judge loved it and agreed to release my client from jail on the strict condition that he gets the Scram device installed immediately. Needless to say, if it was not for our approach, this young man would have been sitting in a jail cell right now.
If you’d like to know if Scram can help you in your case, please feel free to contact us at LABestDefense@gmail.com or 562 907 4448