Voluntary Surrender

Voluntary Surrender is when a federal defendant is not taken into custody at sentencing but is allowed to report to their assigned prison at a later date.  Many federal defendants are waiting at home for instructions on where and when to report.  For those lucky enough to be given this opportunity, we have created a detailed guide that covers how to prepare before Voluntary Surrender, what to expect during the process, and what you will be allowed to bring with you.  Make the most of your time waiting and prepare yourself and your family for your upcoming surrender.  Take a look at our guide, and if you still have questions or concerns contact us to schedule a consultation.  We can walk you and your family through the whole process and bring you peace of mind throughout each step of the way. For more information on Voluntary Surrenders, visit the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Voluntary Surrenders page.
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Federal Lawyer Near Me

Search for a federal lawyer in Atlanta, or any major U.S. city, and the results can be overwhelming.  50+ results and you have to research them individually to find out if they practice the area of federal law you need help with.  Federal criminal defense attorneys specialize, as most lawyers do, but the big directories don’t sub-categorize beyond “Federal.”  Probation Information Network built a directory where law firms can list the areas of federal criminal defense they practice, so you can search for a lawyer near you who has experience with the type of case you need representation for.  Drug offenses, fraud, gun offenses, illegal reentry, registry removal, sex offenses, and supervised release revocation are vastly different situations that require a lawyer with experience and passion for that defense.  Use our custom built directory at https://www.probationinfo.org/find-a-lawyer/ to search by practice area and location to find the best fit for your needs.  Need help with r…
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Returning Citizens

Returning Citizens.  Justice-Involved Individuals.  Ex-Offenders.  These are the new descriptors of the previously incarcerated.  Felons.  People who have been to prison.  Call them what you will, their numbers are growing rapidly.  If you’ve never been in prison, if no one in your family has ever been in prison, if you don’t know anyone who has been in prison you should count yourself lucky.  Statistics show that is increasingly rare.  Over 2 million Americans are incarcerated at the moment and the vast majority of them will be released eventually.  In 2019, the Federal Bureau of Prisons alone released 45,075 people.  They are returning citizens.  For them, and for their loved ones, there are resources to help them navigate this new chapter.   The Probation Information Network is here to help guide you through the federal criminal justice system.  We have guides and checklists for every step of the way, as well as a directory of federal criminal defense lawyers sear…
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Our Mission

At Probation Information Network, we believe that everyone in society benefits when returning citizens have a smooth transition when coming home from prison.  To that end, we provide information and access to resources to assist those navigating the federal criminal justice system, including individuals facing incarceration, both before and after they begin their sentences, as well as their families and loved ones.  Our website offers guides and checklists for every step of the process, as well as a database of post-conviction rules and restrictions for every state and federal district.  It also provides connections with federal, state, and local resources, and a directory of federal criminal defense attorneys.  In addition, we offer our consulting services free of charge to all clients who qualify for free legal representation.
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