Monday, April 6, 2015

How to get a SCRAM Bracelet Removed
Unfortunately, you may have found yourself in a situation where you have a SCRAM placed on your ankle. If so, you are probably wondering if there is anything you can do to get the SCRAM removed. The answer is yes, there is more than likely something you can do to get this removed in Rutherford County Criminal Court.
There is a law that grants the local probation company the ability to place the electronic monitoring system on your person. That law provides that when the Court is determining the amount of bail on a D.U.I. the Court is instructed to consider imposing one (1) of four (4) special conditions, according to T.C.A. 40-11-118(d)(2), if an individual has a prior D.U.I. conviction. These factors are as follows:
  1. Ignition Interlock device;
  2. Alcohol monitoring devices;
  3. Use of electronic monitoring with random alcohol and drug testing;
  4. Pre-trial residency in an in-patient drug and alcohol treatment program.
In Rutherford county, the Courts will consider all of these factors upon the filing of an appropriate Motion. Otherwise, the local probation company will place an electronic monitoring device on your ankle. It appears that is the only device they presently have the resources to provide. It does not mean that is your only option.
If you would like more information about the filing of a Motion to get the electronic monitoring device off of your ankle, please give us a call. We will be happy to discuss your options and let you know if we can help you and if so, how.

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