December 12, 2007 By Wallin & Klarich

Under Jessica’s Law, otherwise known as Proposition 83, sex offenders in California are to be tracked for life by satellite.

The law was passed a year ago and requires sex offenders to be fastened with Global Positioning System devices (GPS). The GPS devices enable officials to track these sex offenders every move, even after they have completed parole.

However, recent reports by top law enforcement officials indicate that for a variety of reasons this tracking program is not viable and not likely to be implemented any time soon, maybe ever. Some of the problems include: the lack of ramifications for those who refuse to cooperate with the monitoring, the vagueness of the law as to which agency is responsible for monitoring the sex offenders, the hundreds of millions of dollars it will cost to monitor these individuals, and the arduous task of tracking sex offenders who no longer are required to report to parole or probation officers (once off of parole or probation).

It will definitely be interesting to see if Jessica’s Law will ever be fully implemented. The criminal defense attorneys at Wallin and Klarich will be monitoring this very closely over the next few months. We have already been hired by many inmates and their families to prepare to file a Writ of Habeas Corpus Petition based upon the anticipated law change.

Call an experienced sex crime defense lawyer at Wallin and Klarich today to see how this could potentially impact you, your loved ones, or your friends! Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their criminal matters in their time of need for over 30 years and we would like to help you with yours! We are always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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