“I think the decision provides insight into how to assess the reasonableness of imposing GPS monitoring as a condition of probation,” Roderick’s attorney, Edward Crane, a solo practitioner, told Law.com. “A few points are the most critical. First, the commonwealth has the burden of establishing reasonableness and thus has to provide the judge with an address around which a GPS exclusion zone will be created. Second, a serious offense does not automatically establish the reasonableness of GPS monitoring. Lastly, a defendant’s criminal history is very important in assessing reasonableness.”


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