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My sister was beaten by her former boyfriend, who eventually was criminally charged with the offense. He was offered some "plea and pass" at the hearing and he violated it and is now formally on criminal probation. He has no remorse, he has threatened to "get her back for going to jail", he follows her around, he is dangerous, has guns (former NYPD). The court ordered all firearms to be surrendered but he likely has one (unregistered) according to my friend who works in NYC in SVU. Police can get guns - legal or not. My family and I are gravely concerned. I told her to immediately buy a GPS device and put on his car. Is this legal? If we knew where he was (at all times) my mother and family would not be worried as much.
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I will pay the 59.00 but I need a legal answer and it is a YES or NO as to whether or not someone can place a GPS device on a domestic violent offender who is on criminal probation.
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 1 year ago

No, it is not lawful to put a GPS on his car. While I understand your concern for your daughter's safety and hers, that kind of self-help can get her in trouble.

He's being monitored by the Department of Probation. And she's the complainant and has a protective order as well. She can contact his probation officer and the ADA who handled the case and share her concerns and his threats.

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