Expanding the Possibilities of Pretrial Services
Breathalytics wants to help reduce the jail population by enabling pretrial release programs to monitor defendants more cost-effectively without compromising public safety.
A Better Way to Reduce Pretrial Incarceration
There has been a nationwide effort, in recent years, to address the issue of non-violent pretrial defendants spending excessive time in jail. However, few viable solutions have been presented to the courts to adequately monitor these individuals without significant budgetary increases. We aim to provide Judges and prosecutors with a smarter option that conserves resources without compromising public safety.
Affordable Community-Based Supervision
Incarcerating a pretrial defendant for a week can cost anywhere from $400 all the way up to $4,000. EHM equipment is a cheaper option but can still range from $40 up to $150 per week. In comparison, the Breathalytics platform can perform twice daily BAC tests for less than $15 a week. Over the course of a year, our platform could save your county millions of dollars.
Equal Treatment Regardless of Financial Means
While pretrial release programs have been enormously effective at helping those with the means to post bail or pay for EHM equipment, there are still many defendants who do not have the ability to buy their freedom. In many cases, these defendants are forced to accept unfair legal outcomes out of desperation to avoid missing work. We want to enable these defendants to get back to their communities quickly while retaining their right to a fair trial.
Automation that Saves Time
Personalized Testing Frequencies
Simply enlist an individual into a program that dictates testing frequency and our software will automatically schedule them accordingly.
Quick and Convenient Testing
The defendant should be able to complete their test start-to-finish in less than a minute and get on with their day.
Immediate Violation Alerts
If a defendant misses or fails a test, the responsible officer and other interested parties will receive an immediate alert via text and/or email.
Automatic Scheduling Notifications
The defendant will receive a notification when a test has been scheduled, specifying a window of time to complete their test.
Text & Email Court Reminders
Court schedule reminders can also be automatically sent through our messaging system to improve court attendance.
Customizable Kiosk Q&A
The kiosk can also be used to administer customizable surveys to gauge the defendant’s overall wellbeing and track noteworthy changes to their lifestyle.
Request a Free Trial
Adding a new alcohol monitoring platform is a big decision, and Breathalytics believes you should be able to try it before you buy it. Contact us today to discuss your agency’s specific needs and learn about our free trial platform.