GPS Vehicle Tracking Just Got A Little Tricky (Michigan)

By Marc F. Herron Michigan, as of July 1, 2010, has a new law that applies to the use of GPS vehicle tracking devices. So… all you do-it-yourselfers out there take note.

Under the new law, placing a GPS tracking device on a motor vehicle without the knowledge and consent of the owner or lessee is a criminal misdemeanor. This crime is punishable by up to one (1) year in jail or a fine of up to $1000.00, or both. The same applies to a person who tracks the location of a motor vehicle with a tracking device without the knowledge and consent of the owner, lessee, or the authorized operator of the vehicle.

Professional investigators are exempted from this statute.

To sum it all up… be careful when placing a tracking device and when monitoring a vehicle with a tracking device.

For more information, contact Karma Investigations, LLC, at 248-990-4274 or online at