Did you know it’s possible to terminate your supervised release earlier than the sentenced term given to you?

The courts may terminate the term of supervised release based on the fact that the individual is no longer in need of supervision. Your attorney can submit a Motion for Early Termination of Supervised Release, and the court will consider “the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history and characteristics of the defendant” 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a)(1).

First, the individual must successfully complete at least one year of the supervised release. After satisfying the year requirement, the judge will evaluate whether there are aggravating factors associated with the underlying offense. In doing so, the judge will consider factors such as: an individual’s criminal history, age, current employment, financial status, risk of engaging in future criminal activity, and other similar factors.

If the judge determines the factors that may have warranted a term of supervised release no longer exist, the individual will be released from the term of supervised release. If you believe you may qualify for a termination of supervised release, please contact our offices to set up an appointment.