Federal Supervised Release
Are you currently on federal supervised release? Are some of your release conditions difficult to comply with? Would you like to have your federal supervised release terminated?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please contact our office today. We are an experienced federal criminal defense firm, and can assist you with requesting changes to your conditions of release, or seeking termination of your supervision all together.
Termination of Federal Supervised Release
A federal court may terminate a term of supervised release and discharge the person released at any time after they have served 1 year of supervised release. Termination of supervised release is determined by the conduct of the person released and the interest of justice. Early termination of a term of supervised release is determined by several factors under 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a). These factors are:
The nature and circumstances of the offense and the history and characteristics of the defendant
The need for the sentence to reflect the seriousness of the offense
The need for the sentence to promote respect for the law
The need for the sentence to provide just punishment for the offense.
In determining whether to grant early termination of supervised release, judges can also consider public safety, deterrence, and the defendant’s need for educational, vocational, medical or correctional services. If you would like to talk to us about helping you terminate a Federal Supervised Release, please contact our office today.
Modification of Federal Supervised Release
A defendant has the right to appeal conditions of supervised release and have the court modify the conditions or terminate or revoke the term of supervised release. A court can modify the conditions of a term of supervised released as long as the court considers the same factors listed in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) for imposing a term of supervised release. Before a court can modify a term of supervised release in a way that is unfavorable to a defendant (such as extending the term of supervised release), a court must conduct a hearing where the defendant has the right to have an attorney. If you need a modification to your Federal Supervised Release, please contact our office today.
Revocation of Federal Supervised Release
A court must revoke a term of supervised release if the defendant possesses a firearm, refuses to comply with drug testing, or tests positive for drugs more than three times in a year. If a defendant’s term of supervised release is revoked, this means that the defendant will have to serve all or part of their supervised release term in prison. If you are facing a revocation of your Federal Supervised Release, please contact our office today.