Federal supervised release violations are serious, and your freedom is on the line. Depending on the grade of your violation, you may be facing additional prison time. No matter what caused you to violate your supervised release, you need to hire an experienced attorney to evaluate your violation, and determine the best options for you.
There are three (3) different grades of supervised release violations. Each grade of violation, coupled with your criminal history at the time of your original offense, carries it’s own sentencing guideline. Just like with your original case, the sentencing guidelines are advisory and not mandatory, which means that the judge does not have to follow the sentence recommended by the guidelines.
Grade A violations are, any conduct punishable by more than one (1) year in jail (typically a felony), that is either a crime of violence, a controlled substance offense, possession of a firearm of destructive device, or any offense punishable by more than 20 years.
Grade B violations are any other conduct punishable by more than one (1) year of imprisonment. Grade C violations are conduct punishable by one (1) year or less (typically misdemeanors) or any other violation of any condition of supervision.
Being charged with a new criminal case, always includes the possibility of additional prison time. The key to avoiding prison time is having an attorney that can represent you for your new case, and your federal supervised violation. By hiring the same attorney, you are able to ensure that any agreement reached for your new criminal case, does not harm you when it comes to your supervised release violation.
No matter the grade of your violation, you have several different options. These options include, but are not limited to, extending your supervised release, prison, home confinement, or modifying the conditions of your supervised release by adding drug treatment. Give our office a call to see what we can do for you.
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