Judge Lester ruled today that George Zimmerman could travel outside of Seminole County, but only to his lawyer’s offices. He also decided to review Zimmerman’s medical records in private and allow closed court arguments before he makes his decision in regards to the State’s subpoena for Zimmerman’s medical records. Rene Stutzman, of the Orlando Sentinel, has written an article detailing the hearing.
The Judge decided that there were too many logistical issues that complicated allowing Zimmerman to travel in Orange County at his leisure. This is not necessarily so. In the Judge’s Order Setting Bail, the Judge ordered that “the Defendant shall be subject to electronic monitoring at his own expense.” The vast majority of Defendants or Offenders that are required to use Electronic Monitoring use GPS EM. GPS EM’s allow supervisors the ability to program in “‘exclusion zones,’ which are geographical areas to where an offender is not allowed to enter.” Zimmerman must also “check in with the Pre-trial Release Department every 48 hours.” Other than eliminating Orange County as an “exclusion zone,” there is no other logistical problem that I can see.