SCRAM Providers in Orange County
SCRAM stands for “Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor”.
Orange County DUI cases where a prior (or more than one prior – that is, a second DUI or higher) is alleged often have the option of wearing a SCRAM ankle bracelet in exchange for lower jail time. Orange County Judges like SCRAM, as it ensures sobriety and addresses the underlying issue or problem better than jail does. This is a list of SCRAM Providers in Orange County.
The SCRAM device is an ankle bracelet that a DUI offender wears around his/her ankle. The SCRAM bracelet tests the DUI offender’s sweat for alcohol about once per hour, silently. The SCRAM device then wirelessly transmits the results at least once per day via the SCRAM Modem.
The SCRAM device is an example of “transdermal alcohol testing.” Alcohol in the body is eliminated from the body either through metabolism or through excretion (via the breath, urine, sweat and saliva). About 1% of the ingested alcohol escapes the body through “insensible perspiration,” an imperceptible ethanol vapor that passes through the skin as a sweat vapor.
A SCRAM bracelet / anklet detects this alcohol and reports it automatically to a monitoring center.
The SCRAM device weighs about 8 ounces. SCRAM allows for continuous testing regardless of the location of the person under supervision, which increases the sampling detection.
In Multiple Offense Orange County DUI Cases, a SCRAM bracelet can help by creating an alternative to jail time, by promising sobriety, and using the SCRAM device to ensure sobriety is complied with.
Approved SCRAM providers in Orange County, California, include the following:
1. SCRAM of California
402 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.237.0300 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Scram of California has an Orange County office also, at 5000 Birch St. West Tower, Suite 3000, Newport Beach, CA 92660, Phone: 949-943-3899).
2. Diversified Monitoring Systems
1633 East Fourth Street, Suite 152
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 245-9910
(The MOST Program that is often used by the courts utilizes this program provider. See www.themostprogram.com).
3. Sentinel Offender Services
201 Technology Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
If you are charged with DUI in Orange County, especially a second time offense, or a third time DUI offense, you should obtain the services of an experienced DUI defense attorney immediately. A good DUI defense lawyer will help you gather evidence and witnesses, dispute test results, and will work hard to have your charge reduced or dismissed or to win an acquittal at trial. DUI is considered a serious offense in California, so take it seriously; if you’re facing the charge, hire an experienced California DUI defense attorney.