He has started serving 34 months of house arrest – but his attorney has already filed an emergency motion seeking to make it easier for him to leave home for court-approved actions like medical appointments, religious services and grocery shopping.
The motion asks that Kramer, who is wearing a GPS ankle monitor, be able to leave his home after alerting the private company monitoring his movements, without having to get formal permission from the court or probation system.
Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter opposed the motion.
“It is a basic tenant of incarceration that convicts don’t have the ability to come and go as they please,” Porter wrote. “This defendant is no different and should be restricted to his home except for those occasions in which a convict would be transported from the prison.”
Porter instead offered a set of potential guidelines that would monitor Kramer closely yet, in his words, “prevent daily hearings based on frivolous motions filed by this defendant in an effort to test the Court’s patience and extract concessions on his sentence.”
Porter wants Kramer to request permission from his supervising probation officer each time prior to leaving home. Formal court motions would be required to challenge any denial.
Kramer would be “constantly monitored” while out of the house. Any deviation from the approved itinerary would lead to revocation of existing sentence and imprisonment.
[Thanks to Nancy Collins for the links.]