“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
A new trend in Ohio is courts ordering the use of alcohol sensor bracelets to monitor a person's alcohol consumption. The bracelet is being ordered in drunk driving and other alcohol-related cases. The bracelet measures an individual's perspiration for alcohol content. It functions in a similar fashion to a breathalyzer machine. If a person consumes alcohol while wearing the device, the monitor will be triggered.
While the device is useful in keeping habitual alcoholics sober, it is by no means foolproof. Like any machine, it is subject to error. A mechanical error can lead to dire consequences for a person who stands accused of drunk driving or an alcohol-related offense. An experienced criminal defense attorney should be familiar with this device and its limitations in order to properly defend his or her client.