Business offers alcohol monitoring, GPS bail program
Bracebridge lawyer Peter Marshall has launched a business that offers a solution to the lack of reliable and timely information in cases that require alcohol monitoring, Law Times reports. Read Law Times
“I was acting in a child protection case, seeking to achieve a better result for my client by finding an objective way to prove she was no longer drinking, when I came across the SCRAM ankle bracelet,” Marshall says in the article, referring to devices known as secure continuous remote alcohol monitor bracelets. “It was really a moment of experience meeting opportunity and inspiration.”
SCRAM is a transdermal alcohol-monitoring system that has been commercially available in the United States since 2003. It operates on the principle that one per cent of alcohol intake escapes through the skin as a gas, the article says.
Marshall, president of Recovery Science Corporation, says the business has expanded to also include a bail compliance monitoring program with GPS capability that includes “breach and ongoing compliance reporting to police according to case-specific protocols specified by a court or arranged with police; full evidentiary support for the Crown in breach, revocation and variation proceedings; and reports provided on request for resolution discussions, pre-sentence reports, and sentencing hearings,” the article states.
Once launched, courts were immediately receptive to the business, the article adds.