GPS Devices And Probation

By: Wallin & Klarich

Senate Bill 619 was enacted as urgency legislation in October 2005. Eventually, Penal Code section 1210.7 and Penal Code section 1210.16 was enacted. This law allows local probation departments to use these global positioning devices to those who require a high level of supervision. Penal Code section 1210.12 gives the probation department sole discretion regarding who should be wearing the GPS device and establish written guidelines consistent with the terms and conditions of probation.

Potential guidelines are as follows:

-Probationers supervised on enhanced supervision caseloads -Probationers supervised in the Sexual Offender Unit -Probationers supervised in the Domestic Violence Unit -Probationers supervised in the Gang Unit -Any probationer deemed high risk by the chief probation officer
Wallin & Klarich are very familiar with these new laws and how they are administered in each county in California.

If you are facing a criminal charge in Orange County, it is important to seek competent legal counsel. At Wallin & Klarich, you can be assured competent representation and knowledgeable attorneys that understand issues with the Global Positioning Systems. The world is changing with the advent of new and improved technology. We understand the privacy issues involved if you or a loved one was monitored 24/7 while on probation. There is simply too much at stake not to hire the best attorney. Wallin & Klarich will be here when you call

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