probation

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 …

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Clear Views on Supervised Release from the Seventh Circuit

Terms and Length of Supervision It can be difficult to find discussions at the appellate level of district court obligations when deciding how to impose length and conditions of supervised release. It can be harder still to force a discussion at all from a district court at sentencing to understand the thought process behind these …

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Little Known Factors for Ending Federal Probation Early

There’s No “Sure Thing” There is no silver bullet to getting ending federal probation early, no guarantees that any applicant for early release from supervision will have his or her request granted. That decision, in all cases, is ultimately up to the judge. There are, however, some little known facts that can help those on …

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Early Termination of Federal Probation – Policy Factors

Early Termination of Federal Probation – The Policy That Guides Judges Post #2 of a 3-Part Series In this previous post on early termination of federal probation, we discussed the factors judges must consider by law when deciding whether or not to let somebody on federal supervision go early. In this post we’ll discuss the …

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Early Release from Federal Probation – What Judges Must Consider

Early Release from Federal Probation Post #1 of a 3-Part Series In this first part to our series on early release from federal probation early (or supervised release), we’ll take a close look at the statutory factors that judges must consider when somebody on supervision asks for early termination. The only unbreakable rule here is …

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US Sentencing Commission Posts 2011 Amendments

New 2011 Amendments from U.S.S.C. With October upon us, and November first rapidly approaching, PCR Consultants is starting a yearly tradition of breaking down this year’s amendments to the United States Sentencing Guidelines as published by the US Sentencing Commission (U.S.S.C.). Each year, these amendments become active on the first day of November. To find …

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