Early Termination of Federal Probation or Supervised Release

Here are LGR Law, LLC, we represent many individuals in their requests for early termination of probation (18 U.S. Code § 3565(c))  or for early termination  of supervised release (18 USC§ 3583(e)). Both statutes require that the client have served at least one year on supervision before early termination may be granted.  And both statutes grant authority to the Court to order early termination if the Court determines after considering a variety of factors, that such action is warranted by the conduct of the defendant and the interest of justice.

The Court is specifically directed to review the 18 USC § 3553(a) factors (sentencing factors) when determining whether early termination is appropriate.  That means that the Court with look at the history and characteristics of the defendant, as well as the nature of the underlying criminal charge, among other factors.   The Court may also consider the following: whether the defendant was compliant with all conditions while on supervision; whether there were any new arrests or convictions while on supervision; whether the defendant has any history of violence; whether there is any risk to public or specific victims in early termination; whether restitution payments were made; whether the defendant was compliant with all directed treatment plans while on supervision; and whether the defendant obtained and/or maintained employment.

Since probation will have to set forth their position as to early termination, it is important that the defendant have a good relationship with their probation officer while under supervision.  The probation officer’s input is usually weighed heavily by the Court.  The Court will  also obtain and consider the position of the Government though the Assistant United States Attorney’s office.

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo and LGR Law Group focus on defending federal charges brought in New Jersey or in Manhattan, New York, and White Plains. If you or a loved one is facing federal criminal charges or is under investigation by federal agents or have been contacted by a federal agent or an Assistant United States Attorney, we can help you. Ms. Gauli-Rufo and her team have successfully defended people charged with crimes throughout New York and New Jersey. They have obtained acquittals of many charges and have been able to obtain reduced charges and below Guideline sentences (including probationary sentences) in thousands of cases over the last 30 years. Our representative cases include healthcare fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, internet and computer fraud, securities fraud, Hobbs Act Robbery, Firearm and gun charges, drug offenses, RICO charges, gang crimes, and more. We also handle appeals and habeas matters. We have appeared and argued in both the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit. We offer a free 15-minute consultation and defense strategy session for all potential clients. Call today to schedule an appointment with our experienced and trusted criminal defense lawyers. Call (973) 239-4300 or contact us from our website www.lgrlawgroup.com or email us at [email protected].

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