In some instances a simple protective order is simply not enough. Judges aware of this now have the ability to apply technology solutions that will save lives and the state costs. When judges determine extra protection is needed, judges can now add a GPS with a real-time Victim Notification enhancement
to any order of protection they deem necessary.
(In cases involving false allegations or stalking or alcohol abuse, savvy attorneys are recommending their clients secretly have themselves GPS'd to refute those claims. Any "tracking" device will suffice. Tracking data is what results in a temporary protection order being dropped instead of made permanent. But tracking is wholly separate from real-time monitoring
. Contact us for a detailed explanation.)
GPS with Victim notification works in Family Court much like it does in criminal court; with one minor change. The GPS staffer is the first responder, calling or texting the person who asked for an order of protection in real-time,
ahead of time, to alert the individual that the restrained person was about to violate the judge's court-ordered stay away distance.
The protected person could then either immediately leave the vicinity - or (should the alert warn the restrained person was outside the home of the protected person), simply not go home.
After notifying the intended victim, the GPS staffer would next contact the restrained person (the unit has a microphone for two-way communication) warning the individual they were about to violate the protective order - with the suggestion to rethink violating the order as the police would be called.
Should the restrained person opt to violate the protective order, the GPS staffer's next call is to alert law enforcement as to their exact location of the individual, and activate the siren.
An exact location coupled with a siren is a dual aid for law enforcement in locating individuals violating court orders.