A North Carolina appellate court ruled that a sex offender cannot be forced to wear a GPS monitoring device for 30 years because there is no evidence to show that GPS tracking protects the public.

The Court of Appeals of North Carolina ruled that, “absent any evidence that satellite based monitoring is effective to protect the public from sex offenders, the trial court erred in imposing SBM on a sex offender for 30 years.”

A copy of their decision can be found here: State v Griffin – NC