Pretrial Services - Electronic Alcohol Monitoring Devices

l. Purpose

During the pretrial phase of criminal proceedings, a Superior Court judge may order an individual facing criminal charges to submit to various conditions in order to be granted pretrial release from custody. One potential condition is abstaining from alcohol use, for which an individual may be ordered by the court to use an Electronic Alcohol Monitoring Device(EAMD). The individual takes home the monitor and with its integrated functionality, must comply with court-ordered sobriety conditions by submitting to EAMD testing protocols as determined by the court. The tests may be random and/or scheduled.

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