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When A Sweat Monitor Is Part Of A DUI Case

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If you have been arrested for an alcohol-related offense, such as DUI (driving under the influence) or public intoxication, you may be required to wear a sweat monitor. It's important for defendants to understand what a sweat monitor can mean for their case. In addition, it's vital that those charged with alcohol-related crimes speak to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. 

What Defendants Should Know

Here are some things criminal defendants should know about sweat monitors after an arrest:

  • Sweat monitors are electronic devices that can be used to track alcohol consumption. They work by measuring the amount of alcohol in a person's sweat.
  • Sweat monitors are often used as a condition of pretrial release. This means that a defendant may be required to wear a sweat monitor to be released from jail before their trial.
  • Sweat monitors can be intrusive and uncomfortable to wear. They can also be expensive to maintain.
  • If a defendant violates the terms of their sweat monitor, they may be sent back to jail.

Get Help from a Criminal Law Attorney

Here are some ways a criminal defense lawyer can help a defendant with a sweat monitor:

  • Advise the defendant of their rights. A lawyer can explain the terms of the sweat monitor and the consequences of violating those terms.
  • Negotiate with the court or probation department. A lawyer may be able to negotiate a more lenient set of terms for the sweat monitor, or they may be able to get the sweat monitor removed altogether.
  • Fight the charges. If the defendant is facing charges related to alcohol consumption, a lawyer may be able to fight the charges and get the defendant acquitted.
  • If you have been arrested and you are required to wear a sweat monitor, it is important to speak to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. 

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about sweat monitors:

  • Sweat monitors are not 100% accurate. They can sometimes give false positives, meaning that they may indicate that a person has been drinking alcohol when they have not.
  • Sweat monitors can be tampered with. A person who is determined to drink alcohol may be able to find ways to tamper with their sweat monitor to avoid detection.

If you are concerned about the accuracy or security of your sweat monitor, you should speak to a dui lawyer. They can help you to understand your rights and options, and they can represent you in your quest for reduced or dropped charges.