In the pre-trial stage, SCRAMx can be used for a variety of reasons. Judges can impose SCRAMx as a condition of bail, which increases the likelihood that the offender will appear in court for trial and protects the public more than a monetary bond would.
SCRAMx results can be used to screen and assess offenders for varying levels of addiction. Compliance while on the device demonstrates their willingness to follow court orders, and survey results* show that nearly 80% step up to pay their courts fees and fines while in the SCRAMx program. Defense attorneys may also recommend pre-trial SCRAMx monitoring to provide proof that their clients are willing and able to change their behavior.
With regard to alcohol monitoring, key objectives of the SCRAMx Pre-trial Program include:
*Based on a self-reported survey of 500+ SCRAM Program graduates, 2009
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In pre-trial, house arrest may be added at the discretion of the supervising authority based on: