State v. Bouchard, 2020 VT 10 (Vt. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant was convicted of sex offenses and received a custodial term that was suspended, with several conditions of supervision that Appellant objected to. Specifically, Appellant objected to conditions that: prohibited his possession of pornography, required that he submit to warrantless searches and computer monitoring, and contact with minors. The trial court overruled these objections, and Appellant sought review.
Holding: Vermont Supreme Court held that the trial court’s imposition of the conditions related to pornography as well as warrantless searches and computer monitoring was an abuse of discretion in light of the facts of the case. Additionally, the Court remanded the case for further fact-finding on additional conditions related to contact with minors.