Located at Action Plus Bail Bonds: 14605 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762

SCRAM Info for Judges

Attention Judges in Hillsborough, Pinellas, & Pasco County:

Key Points to take into consideration when sentencing defendants to a SCRAM monitor:

  • Defendant must have access to an analog line. In this area that would be basic Verizon service or Knology.
  • They should call our office a day or two in advance to make an appointment.
  • They should not only abstain from alcoholic beverages, but all products containing alcohol such as mouthwash, colognes, perfumes,body washes, gums or mints etc. for 24 hours prior to having the SCRAM monitor installed.
  • Everyone is given a Breathalyzer test before being put on the monitor. If they test positive we will not apply the monitor.
  • The system can differentiate between the use of alcoholic beverages and the use of inhalers and alcohol swabs prior to injections. However, the client must advise us of their condition and will be required to document times of usage.
  • We will also decline to place a monitor on clients with skin conditions, i.e. rash, sores or an infectious medical condition.
  • Clients must secure in advance approval for the temporary removal of the bracelet for medical procedures such as x-rays and especially an M.R.I.
  • They will be limited to the taking of showers while being monitored. The bracelet is water resistant not waterproof. If the bracelet is immersed the client will be charged $1400.
  • The wearing of another monitor will not interfere with the functioning of the SCRAM. Should the court desire to have the defendant also wear either a GPS or curfew monitor we can provide those as well.

If there are any special conditions to be imposed or if you should have any other questions please contact Frank Kopczynski at (727)530-0146.