Current North Carolina CAM-Related Statutes
Download 2007 SB 1290: Enacted into law in 2007, Senate Bill 1290 established guidelines within the NC General Statutes enabling the courts and the Division of Motor Vehicles to use CAM technology in the supervision and assessment of the most serious driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenders. Specific provisions included:
Download 2009 HB 926: Enacted into law in 2009, House Bill 926 specifies that applicants with permanently revoked licenses (eligible for restoration hearings after 3 years) and with four year license revocations (eligible for restoration hearings after 2 years) may voluntarily submit 120 days or more of CAM-verified abstinence at DMV restoration hearings in order to demonstrate that they are not “excessive users of alcohol”, a precondition for conditional reinstatement (i.e. ignition interlock supported) within the NC General Statutes.
Download 2011 HB 49: Enacted into law in 2011, House Bill 49 or “Laura’s Law” is an act that increases the punishment for DWI offenders with three or more grossly aggravating factors, including the mandatory use of CAM upon release from jail or prison. Laura’s Law also broadened the specific authorization granted to NC courts for using CAM in the supervision of certain DWI offenders. Specific provisions of this legislation include:
Cathy, I want to thank you and others at Rehab Support for your help while I was wearing the Scram bracelet. Your prompt response to any problems or questions I had was greatly appreciated. Also, it was a comfort to have someone nice to talk to when I called. Thanks again for your help.
P.S. I had great visit with my son!
“SCRAM has changed my life so much by being able to see how alcohol can affect your life. It has taught me a great responsibility in life in general. Such as don’t drink and drive and you can also see how you act when you are intoxicated. Thank you for the opportunity to be on SCRAM. I have learned a lot thanks to you guys.”
Durham County Youth
"Every thought was about drinking, my first thought in the morning was about drinking and I planned everything around the booze... the thought of getting beer, drinking it and getting away with it. The bracelet took the wondering and obsession out of it. It controls what you cannot control yourself. I just got a job, my kids don't see me passed out, my house is cleaner, we have more money and I spend more time with the kids. My skin and hair are softer! The bracelet forced me to do what I should have been doing all along and I am actually proud of myself. I am totally for this thing; it could really help a lot of people. I could have gotten 30 days in jail and I would have been away from my kids. I don't know if I would have ever put it down without the bracelet. I have not thought of it as a punishment but as my savior."
Anonymous CAM User
“Being monitored on CAM gave me the chance to analyze myself without alcohol. I looked at my former bad choices because of drinking. I haven’t had a drink since May and I have a renewed relationship with my family. My wife is much happier!”
“I preferred the bracelet over the “blow & go” and obviously over jail. It allowed me to continue my life and show the powers that be I was doing what I was supposed to doing.”
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