Tag Archives: house arrest

What Is Community Control?

probation and community controlProbation is now called “community control” and provides for terms and conditions you must comply with in order not to go to jail.  Community control requires you to work with a “probation officer” (P.O.) for a given period of time as set by the court.  A common misconception is that the probation officer will actively work against you in an effort to return you to jail.  Most of the time, the probation officer is working to [Read the full post. . .]

Driving Privileges: Can A Court Prevent Me From Drinking?

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A trial court is vested with a great amount of discretion in issuing limited driving privileges under an Administrative License Suspension.  A court may require, as a condition of allowing you to have pre-trial limited driving privileges, that you abstain from the use of alcohol.  The issuing court also has the discretion to order you to put bright yellow, shame-plates on your car and can order you to wear a transdermal alcohol detection unit (commonly called the S.C.R.A.M., [Read the full post. . .]

Probation (by DaytonDUI)

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Most OVI (drunk driving) cases in Ohio are misdemeanor offenses which are litigated in a Municipal Court.  Given the multiplicity of Municipal Courts in the state, your probation experience may differ, but this article will address the generalities of probation (now called ‘community control’).  As always, please consult your OVI attorney about the court your case will be heard.  You attorney will give you information specific to your case.  This is an example of where your attorney’s experience with the

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Ohio DUI Law: Probation

If you are charged with a DUI (now called OVI; operating a vehicle impaired) chances are you will be placed on probation at the disposition of your case.  Probation is now called “community control” and provides for terms and conditions you must comply with in order not to go to jail.  Probation requires you to work with a “probation officer” (P.O.) for a given period of time as set by the court.  Often, a court will only keep you [Read the full post. . .]

SCRAM Alcohol Monitoring on Probation

SCRAM, which stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring is a bracelet worn by the defendant 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The bracelet will take periodic alcohol tests from the defendant’s ankle and will store that reading until it is uploaded by the Probation Officer. The SCRAM Company will then analyze the data to determine if a defendant is, or has been, drinking.  The SCRAM bracelet is a very sensitive piece of equipment. Those that wear it [Read the full post. . .]