Being accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges in Franklin, Tennesee, can be tough. Prosecutors rarely reduce a DUI charge. Being charged as a multiple offender is even more difficult. Today's DUI alert is regarding bond conditions on second, third, or fourth offense DUI charges.
A magistrate can impose conditions of bond on a multiple DUI offense. One condition is that one may be ordered to were a scram device. One will be released on bond on the condition that they have a scram device placed on their ankle. A scram device is a transdermal monitoring device. The device tests the alcohol content of a person by contact with a person's skin. It is expensive.
Can you get it off before your case is over? First, you must file a motion to modify the conditions of bond. The court may substitute ignition interlock in lieu of the scram device if you show some period of negative alcohol screens.
Questions on defending a multiple DUI charge? Feel free to contact our office.