CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE: IT'S OK TO IMPOSE GPS DEVICE ON JUVENILE AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION
OK TO IMPOSE GPS DEVICE ON JUVENILE AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION
The minor was found a delinquent ward of the juvenile court for receiving stolen property for the benefit of a criminal street gang and vandalism for the gang. The court said this was a camp case, but instead ordered home on probation with conditions.
One of those conditions was that the minor wear a global positioning system (GPS) device. The Court of Appeal upholds this condition. The Court that sometimes adults can have the wearing of a GPS device as a condition of probation, and if adults can be so ordered, so can juveniles. They claim that there's no invasion of privacy, because it just tells where he is,
it doesn't intrude on his actual conversations.
They do stress that this was imposed as a less harsh alternative, so maybe we can limit this to
In re R.V.; 2009 DJ DAR 2383; DJ, 2/20/09; C/A 1st