New GPS Tracking Law Says Police Can Monitor People Who Violate Restraining Orders

gps tracking legalWisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill this week that allows judges to order GPS tracking for people who violate restraining orders.

Domestic abuse advocates say the new law could go a long way toward keeping victims of domestic abuse safe.

The GPS tracking devices alert police if violators enter restricted areas under their restraining orders.

The new law says only those who have already violated a restraining order could be subject to the GPS monitoring.

Anyone who violates a no-contact order could spend up to nine months in jail and fines in addition to the GPS tracking, reported WISN News. Additionally violators are responsible for a $200 surcharge to cover the tracking costs.


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