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To get started on your way to ending federal probation early, simply give us a call at:

(480) 382-9287

Since this process is more involved than just filling in the blanks of a form, a personal consultation is necessary to get going.

Our simple process is broken up into three easy steps.

  1. An in-depth interview;
  2. Document Preparation;
  3. Approval and Submission.

Each step is detailed below.

The Interview

There are about two dozen laws, policies, and guidelines that judges consider when making decisions to terminate federal probation early. We interview each client to make sure we know the answers that will address all of these factors. Then we make sure all factors outside factors are considered including restitution and treatment.

All these questions inform us on the necessary pieces needed to do the most top-notch work out there in federal probation termination requests. Each interview takes about 30 minutes.

Document Preparation

After the interview we take 2-3 business days to craft, edit, and finalize a first draft of your custom documents. Once they’re considered ready for review, we will send our client this draft for their approval.

Approval and Submission

Once a client has had time to review their documents and supply feedback, we will make any/all necessary changes to satisfy our clients. Once a final draft is approved, all necessary administrative documents, along with detailed instructions for what to do with them, are sent to the client.

Each client is at their own liberty to submit the documents “as-is” or change them before filing. Since we only craft these as documents for clients, we can’t legally intend for them to be filed in federal court. If a client chooses to do so (and most do!), they sign each document and filing them with their federal courthouse using the easy to follow instructions supplied with their final product.




Ending Federal Probation in the Age of Sequestration

Update: 4/21/14

It seems as though Sequestration changed the way many probation departments handled early release requests. For most of Summer/Fall 2013, probation officers were ending federal probation early for their supervisees on their own request. However, it seems that this trend is waning and there is a heightened need for do-it-yourself motions. E-mail us or give us a call to find out how to do this!

Ending Federal Probation Early – The New Game

The topic of the federal budget sequestration hasn’t arisen much in the news much since early Spring. However, it is important to know that these distasteful budget cuts are still in effect, and will seemingly remain in effect for the near future.

In a time where government budgets are stretched, nowhere is this more apparent than in the federal justice system. Dated August 13, 2013 a letter was sent to congress signed by 87 Chief District Judges that dealt specifically with the budget cuts the Sequestration has made to the federal judiciary.

Here’s the most interesting part for those seeking federal probation termination:

“As a result of sequestration, funding allocations sent out to court units were cut 10 percent below the fiscal year 2012 level. Clerks of court and probation and pretrial services offices will downsize by as many as 1,000 staff during fiscal year 2013 due to this reduction in funding. Staffing in these same offices has been reduced by nearly 2,100 staff between July 2011 and July 2013, representing a 10 percent staffing loss to the Judiciary over this two-year period. Our current staffing level is the lowest it has been since 1999 despite significant workload growth during this same period of time. In addition to downsizing, the courts have already incurred 4,500 furlough days as of June 2013, and an additional, 4,100 furlough days are projected by the end of the fiscal year.”

. . . and later:

“Funding cuts to the Judiciary have also put public safety at risk. The Judiciary employs nearly 6,000 law enforcement officers—probation and pretrial services officers—to supervise individuals in the community after they have been convicted of a crime and subsequently released from prison, as well as defendants awaiting trial. The number of convicted offenders under the supervision of federal probation officers hit a record 187,311 in 2012 and is on pace to reach 191,000 by 2014. At a time when the workload in our probation and pretrial offices continues to grow, budget cuts have reduced funding allocations to these offices by 10 percent. Staffing in probation and pretrial services offices is down nearly 600 (7 percent) since 2011.”

Hit ‘Em Where it Hurts

No matter the political leaning of a specific judge, the fact that 87 out of 94, or 92.5%, Chief judges signed this letter1 shows that budget problems have their attention.

The one place judges can agree, and where a probationer (or those on federal supervised release) can focus on, is the Court’s pocketbook. Want to hit ’em where it hurts? Try the wallet.

 

PCR Consultant’s Probation Termination service

This, like many other current issues that affect the federal courts, is used to its maximum effectiveness in each of our client’s services. When the goal is ending federal probation early, using as many arguments like this as possible only helps. If you want to get started on the road to terminating federal supervised release early, click here.

  1. When, as federal district judge Richard G. Kopf (NE) said in this article about the letter “As a former Chief District Judge, I know that you can almost never get 87 Chief District Judges to agree about when the sun comes up. The fact that 87 of them wrote the foregoing letter to Congress ought to make clear that the federal district courts are inches away from disaster. Congress is on the brink of intentionally wrecking the federal trial courts. Will sanity prevail?” []