In order to deter repeat offenders, Lake County has introduced alcohol-sensing ankle monitors for DUI defendants. The monitors work by testing the defendant’s perspiration for alcohol every 30 minutes.
Under the new program known as SCRAM, repeat DUI offenders may be required to wear the ankle monitors as a condition of bond or as part of their sentence for up to 180 days. The monitors may also be required in offenses where alcohol played an underlying role such as domestic violence or assault.
SCRAM devices have already been used in Cook County. Under certain circumstances, an experienced attorney may be able to negotiate a significantly better sentence if you agree to wear a monitor of this type.
If you have been charged with DUI or a similar offense, contact an experienced attorney immediately. An attorney can review your case for its possible defense. Can the state prove all the elements of your offense beyond a reasonable doubt? Even if the evidence against you is overwhelming, an attorney who is respected in the court house may be able to negotiate a more favorable plea agreement than you could on your own.
If you have questions about this or another related Illinois criminal or traffic matter, please contact Matt Keenan at 847-568-0160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Alcohol Sensing Monitors the Latest Tool against Repeat DUI Incidents in Lake County.
(Besides Skokie, Matt Keenan also serves the communities of Arlington Heights, Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Wilmette and Winnetka.)