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DUIs and Wearable Technology

Posted by John Roberson III | Feb 01, 2024 | 0 Comments


As a criminal defense lawyer representing people in DUI cases for over a decade in Anchorage, Alaska, I've seen firsthand the devastating impact of DUIs on individuals and their families. Technology's role in preventing these incidents is a topic that's not only close to my heart but also at the forefront of modern legal practices. Through the years, I've witnessed the evolution of various preventative measures, from traditional law enforcement techniques to the latest in wearable technology.

Technological Innovations in DUI Prevention

Wearable technology has come a long way from bulky, obtrusive devices to sleek, sophisticated gadgets that can monitor alcohol levels discreetly. Devices like the SCRAM bracelet, which measures the alcohol content in sweat, have been pivotal in monitoring suspects and offenders. However, the landscape is shifting towards more user-friendly options that alert users to their alcohol levels in real-time, potentially stopping DUI incidents before they happen. Reflecting on my experience, it's fascinating to see how these innovations have transformed DUI prevention strategies, offering a blend of rehabilitation and monitoring that was hard to imagine a decade ago.

The Effectiveness of Wearable Technology

Research into the effectiveness of these technologies is promising. Continuous monitoring has shown a significant decrease in repeat offenses among DUI offenders, pointing to a future where technology plays a central role in prevention. I remember a case where a client managed to turn their life around thanks to a personal commitment to change and the accountability provided by their wearable device. It was a powerful testament to the potential of technology to make a tangible difference in the fight against DUI.

Legal and Ethical Considerations

The integration of wearable technology into DUI prevention brings its share of legal and ethical dilemmas. Privacy, consent, and the right to personal freedom are issues that we, as legal professionals, grapple with regularly. Mandating the use of such devices raises questions about the balance between ensuring public safety and upholding individual rights. From a defense perspective, these technologies present both challenges and opportunities in navigating the legal landscape.

Looking Ahead: The Future of DUI Prevention

The future holds promising advancements, with potential integration of wearable technology with vehicle systems to prevent impaired driving. Yet, these innovations will undoubtedly require us to rethink legal frameworks to protect individual rights while promoting public safety. As a lawyer, staying ahead of these changes is a part of providing the best defense for our clients.


The role of wearable technology in preventing DUIs represents a significant stride towards safer roads and communities. As we look forward, it's clear that the intersection of technology, law, and ethics will continue to evolve, and with it, our approaches to DUI prevention. This blog does not constitute legal advice but serves as a conversation starter on the importance of technology in enhancing public safety. Remember, we're to assist if you find yourself in need of legal counsel involving driving or operating under the influence.

About the Author

John Roberson III

10+ YEARS OF COMBINED CRIMINAL DEFENSE EXPERIENCE 35+ CRIMINAL JURY TRIALS 500+ CASES ANDCHARGES RESOLVED 18+ YEARSIN ALASKA Experienced & Aggressive Criminal Lawyer About Law Office of John H. Roberson III, LLC John brings diverse experience, dedication, and legal knowledge to each ca...


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