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Another alternative to San Diego county custody is Electronic Monitoring. This is meant for offenders eligible for bail while charges pending, may be referred for release on GPS. Offenders fitted with GPS and are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The screening process requires that the court make a referral. This would include input from the defense attorney and the district attorney office. The Sheriff will screen and make the final decision.
The eligibility criteria require that the defendant have a verifiable residence, bail must be set, court must refer, and the offender must pay portion of GPS cost if able.
The exclusionary factors to prevent this alternative to San Diego county custody is if the offender is ineligible for being released on his or her own recognizance or supervised own recognizance. There is no open or pending other charges, detainers or active warrants. There are no current or prior DV incidents (including child abuse) or stalking that resulted in a currently valid protective order. There are no sex offense charges pending, or prior convictions or arrest for sexual assault, lewdness, indecent exposure or child victim crimes. There are no current charges of murder, manslaughter, attempted murder, or gang, weapons or great bodily injury allegations. There is no current serious or violent felony with a strike prior (serious or violent felony prior convictions).
The Sheriff may immediately retake offender into custody for non-compliance or equipment failure without court order or warrant.
If you questions electronic monitoring, contact San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Vik Monder at 619.405.0063 or visit San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney