Violations and Revocations — For Both Federal Probation and Supervised Release

The same rules and processes for violations and revocations apply to both federal probation and Supervised Release.[963]Read this section if you are on either of these two types of federal supervision and have questions about violations and revocations.

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    To read more about federal probation and supervised release violations and revocation, and the legal distinctions between the two of them and the codes that govern them, see Administrative Office of the United States Court, Revocation of Probation and Supervised Release, http://www.fd.org/docs/select-topics---probation/revocation-of-prob-and-sup-release.pdf.

  1. What is a violation of my federal probation or supervised release?

  2. Can my U.S. probation officer send me back to prison?

  3. What could the court do if it finds that I violated my federal probation or supervised release?

  4. When is revocation of federal probation or supervised release mandatory?

  5. What will happen if my violation was also a new criminal offense?

  6. What are possible sanctions for an alleged violation of federal probation or supervised release?

  7. What laws guide the court in sentencing me for my revocation of federal probation or supervised release?

  8. Can I appeal the court’s revocation decision/action? What court has jurisdiction?

  9. What will the judge look for when reviewing my appeal?