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This section covers the reporting of probation violations.
2010 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER SEVEN – VIOLATIONS OF PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE
PART B – PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE VIOLATIONS
§7B1.2. Reporting of Violations of Probation and Supervised Release (Policy Statement)
(a)The probation officer shall promptly report to the court any alleged Grade A or B violation.
(b)The probation officer shall promptly report to the court any alleged Grade C violation unless the officer determines: (1) that such violation is minor, and not part of a continuing pattern of violations; and (2) that non-reporting will not present an undue risk to an individual or the public or be inconsistent with any directive of the court relative to the reporting of violations.
1.Under subsection (b), a Grade C violation must be promptly reported to the court unless the probation officer makes an affirmative determination that the alleged violation meets the criteria for non-reporting. For example, an isolated failure to file a monthly report or a minor traffic infraction generally would not require reporting.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1990 (see Appendix C, amendment 362).
(EFFECTIVE November 1, 2010)
United States Sentencing Commission