GPS Monitoring for Bail and for Tracking
Judges can order GPS monitoring for defendants who are released on bond or serving a sentence, or as a sanction for treatment to court participants. Also enforced on monitoring are strict restrictions, including house arrest, a curfew or exclusion zones.
Spend Less Time in Jail
Jail is the last place that anyone wants to spend any more time than they have to. Many have stated that the experience of being in jail in the first place completely changed them and made them view the world in entirely new ways. Any person charged with a crime will immediately want to ask for bail to get out of jail and fight their case from the safety and comfort of their own home.
Interestingly, the court system uses GPS monitoring as a tool of both negotiation and for keeping tabs on defendants that come before it. In some cases, a judge may order GPS ankle bracelet monitoring as part of an agreement to allow bail for a defendant who may be considered something of a flight risk. The court may also rule it necessary to monitor those that have been sentenced for a particular crime. That is what happened in this case out of Utah:
"Judge Darold McDade ordered Javier to serve 120 days in prison and pay back a total of $124,915 to his victims, $25,000 of which must be paid back within 75 days. However, rather than send him behind bars, the Judged agreed to have him serve his via GPS monitoring so he can work to pay his restitution."
This case involved a man who had sold cars that he did not possess the title to. His unsuspecting victims were essentially scammed out of their money, and Javier was eventually caught. The judge saw fit to require a GPS monitoring system be applied because the state of Utah has an interest in knowing where this particular individual is at all times to make sure he is working to repay his victims.
Helping Those with Few Resources
As has already been described here, there are many instances when courts find it reasonable to apply GPS monitoring devices to suspects and even to those who have been convicted. However, the most common use of GPS monitoring devices in our modern justice system comes from suspects requesting the application of these devices themselves.
You might wonder who could possibly want to have an ankle monitor placed on them. A judge may be moved to lower the bail amount or even eliminate it entirely if a defendant agrees to wear a GPS monitoring device.
This works with some judges because the whole point of the bail system in the first place is to put up some kind of guarantee that the defendant will show up for court in the first place. Bail money usually serves that purpose, but a GPS monitoring system may do just the same.
Our GPS monitoring systems are frequently requested by those looking for a way to get out of jail as quickly as possible. Not only are they a more affordable solution than some of the other monitoring systems on the market, but they also do not interfere with your life nearly as much as some others. They are designed to remain as comfortable and discrete as possible while still doing their job.
Retaining Your Dignity
We want you to hold your head up high. Being arrested for something is a very dejecting feeling, but it does not mean that you have been completely defeated. You are a defendant who is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. You get to have your day in court and make your case. We want to allow you to retain your dignity and comfort from your own home while the courts take their time sorting it all out.
If you feel that our GPS monitoring devices could help in your case, please contact us for more details on all that we do.