How to Petition to Modify Your Conditions of Supervised Release-Part 3

One of the main factors of supervised release-that it was not supposed to be punishment at all, but was meant to help the individual reintegrate into society-has largely been forgotten. Yet, it is something that courts should be reminded of, and the petition should explain how any challenged condition impedes this goal. Pointing out the real world consequences of a condition are far more likely to sway any judge than a legal argument, and many judges have modified conditions on this basis alone.

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Conditions of Supervised Release (Part Three)

Editor’s Note. This is the last part of a three-part series looking at the various conditions of supervised release. Earlier it was pointed out that changes to the guidelines had made some effect on the conditions of supervised release. These changes were reviewed and from what the editor/author can tell, they were simply clarifying changes or wording changes, but nothing new. Continue reading “Conditions of Supervised Release (Part Three)”