ENTRY ORDER

SUPREME COURT DOCKET NO. 2002-161

APRIL TERM, 2002

 

State of Vermont

v.

Raymond F. Robarge

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APPEALED FROM:

District Court of Vermont,Unit No. 3, Washington Circuit


DOCKET NO. 267-3-02 WnCr


In the above-entitled cause, the Clerk will enter:

Defendant appeals an order of the Washington District Court releasing him on conditions, amongst others, that he refrain from contact with the alleged victim and that he not go within 500 feet of the alleged victim, her residence, her vehicle or her place of employment. We find that the trial court made insufficient findings regarding whether, under 13 V.S.A. 7554(a)(2)(B), these conditions were the least restrictive conditions that could reasonably protect the public. See 13 V.S.A. 7554(d)(2) (where a person applies for review of their conditions of release, and the court maintains the conditions, it must make findings, either written or oral, that there is a reasonable basis for the conditions). We remand so that the court may make findings consistent with this opinion.

Remanded.

FOR THE COURT:

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Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Chief Justice