NJ Appeals Court Rules GPS Tracking In Cheating Spouse Cases Not An Invasion Of Privacy

DENVILLE, NJ (WCBS 880) — A New Jersey appeals court says using a GPS to track a cheating spouse is not an invasion of privacy.

The court’s decision was based on the case of Gloucester County sheriff’s office Kenneth Villanova.

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His now ex-wife installed tracking technology in the family car, but because Villanova did not drive that car to a private location, the court ruled it wasn’t an invasion of privacy.

Private investigators and attorneys say the use of technology in cheating spouse cases is becoming more common.

“Technology is present in virtually every divorce case,” said New Jersey attorney Stephen Haller, who represented former governor Jim McGreevey in his divorce.

Haller says it provides more truth, giving spurned spouses more justice and it can reduce court costs.

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But his personal preference is to use a private detective.

“I can put a GPS in a car and somebody can hire somebody else to drive that car down to the beach while the real infidelity is going on up in the mountains,” said Haller.

He says no technology beats being there and getting photo evidence.

What do you think about using GPS tracking on cheating spouses? Sound off below in our comments section…

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  1. Bart Keith says:

    Unlike Jeffrey Monheit’s using this to jab at Progessives, for THE JUDGE TO ALLOW THIS SPOUSAL STALKING WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONSEQUENCES WOULD IF ANYTHING BE A – CONSERVATIVE – VIEWPOINT IN WHICH, The Spouse of Men is Considered OWNED BY THE HUSBAND – Like the Old “RULE OF THUMB” Law that said – “iT’S OK TO BEAT YOUR WIFE (DOG) -AS LONG AS IT’S WITH A CLUB NO BIGGER AROUND THAN YOUR THUMB.
    … PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS ARE – FOR – WOMEN’S RIGHTS, REMEMBER ? UNTIIL THE PAST 10 OR 15 YEARS IN WHICH -CONSERVATIVES- STARTED PAYING – LIP SERVICE TO EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN & MINORITIES (Because they realized “We’ll Say Anything As Long As You Vote For Us With Our TOKEN MINORITIES as long as it gets us elected … SO WE CAN STEAL ALL YOUR MONEY AND GIVE IT TO BILLIONAIRES. – CONSERVATIVE MEN – HAVE ALWAYS AND STILL DO CONSIDER WIVES TO BE – PROPERTY – in their Real Thoughts.
    …. P.S. Did you know that 75 % of all Stalker / Serial Killers are Republican or Would Vote Republican if They Voted ? This is a Statistical Fact. Google It.

  2. Bart Keith says:

    On Spousal Cars GPS Trackers. You are legally married till the day the divorce is finalized. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY WOMEN and Men WOULD GET MURDERED BY – STALKER – SPOUSES – IF THIS BECAME LEGAL EVERYWHERE ? Watch the I.D. channel and it would be in the hundreds per year in the U.S.
    ….. Also, unless they put a Automatic Window Opener for those Kids & Cars commercials … If there isn’t a approximate 8-inch Limit on how far it reopens, THIS WILL INSURE THOUSANDS OF ASSAULTS, CAR-JACKINGS, and MURDERS OF SPOUSES & GIRLFRIENDS ETC … when their “partner” reaches in to strangle them or throw the car in Park, or Grab The Keys to Assault The Driver -IF THE CAR COMPANIES MAKE IT SO – CONVENIENT – FOR THE ATTACKER WHEN THE WINDOW OPENS AUTOMATICALLY ON THE ARM REACHING IN TO ASSAULT OR MURDER THE DRIVER.
    … IS THIS JUDGE AN UNTHINKING AIR-HEAD ? Is the judge willing ot pay the money for all the women he’ll get killed by Stalker Husbands & visa versa ?

  3. Carlos Liriano says:

    tracking some one without permission is totaly iligal, using a GPS is like using you e-z pass account to track you whereabouts, it is not legal

  4. Jeffrey Monheit says:

    You aren’t allowed to track anyone without their permission. I don’t care what any of these judges say, THEY’RE DEAD WRONG! To electronically track someone without them knowing it is taking place is the same as stalking, which is a crime, and it all goes in violation of the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The problem is too many activist judges and too many politicians no longer seem to care about the laws that created the foundation of our once great nation, unless they can use the U.S. Constitution to help advance their liberal and progressive agendas in some way.

  5. Jeffrey Monheit says:

    You aren’t allowed to track anyone without their permission. I don’t care what any of these judges say, THEY’RE DEAD WRONG! To electronically track someone without them knowing it is taking place is the same as stalking, which is a crime, and it goes in violation of the 4th Amendment. The problem is courts no longer seem to care about the laws of the land unless they can use them to help advance their liberal and progressive agendas in some way.

  6. Rick says:

    It would also depend on who was the registered owner of the car?

    1. Nich says:

      but you’re DEAD WRONG! DEAD WRONG!

      I think some cheating spouses doth protest way too much here.

      Note to DEAD WRONG! Monheit If it’s your car, you can install any tracking device you like. It’s yours. Or are you trying to say OnStar is an illegal service?

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