Restrictions for Felons: Maine

Review the restrictions for felons in this federal district and the sex offender restrictions for the state of Maine.

District of Maine

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Below you will find information on standard conditions of supervision, travel restrictions, and compliance contracts for differing offenses.

Always follow the conditions and restrictions given to you by your U.S. Probation Officer.

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District of Maine

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Standard Conditions of Supervision

As part of your supervised release/probation, you must comply with the following standard conditions of supervision.  These conditions are imposed because they establish the basic expectations for your behavior while on supervision and identify the minimum tools needed by probation officers to keep informed, report to the court about, and bring about improvements in your conduct and condition.

  1. You must report to the probation office in the federal judicial district where you are authorized to reside within 72 hours of your release from imprisonment, unless the probation officer instructs you to report to a different probation office or within a different time frame;
  2. After initially reporting to the probation office, you will receive instructions from the court or the probation officer about how and when you must report to the probation officer, and you must report to the probation officer as instructed;
  3. You must not knowingly leave the federal judicial district where you are authorized to reside without first getting permission from the court or the probation officer;
  4. You must answer truthfully the questions asked by your probation officer;
  5. You must live at a place approved by the probation officer.  If you plan to change where you live or anything about your living arrangements (such as the people you live with), you must notify the probation officer at least 10 days before the change.  If notifying the probation officer in advance is not possible due to unanticipated circumstances, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours of becoming aware of a change or expected change;
  6. You must allow the probation officer to visit you at any time at your home or elsewhere, and you must permit the probation officer to take any items prohibited by the conditions of your supervision that he or she observes in plain view;
  7. You must work full time (at least 30 hours per week) at a lawful type of employment, unless the probation officer excuses you from doing so.  If you do not have full-time employment you must try to find full-time employment, unless the probation officer excuses you from doing so.  If you plan to change where you work or anything about your work (such as your position or your job responsibilities), you must notify the probation officer at least 10 days before the change.  If notifying the probation officer at least 10 days in advance is not possible due to unanticipated circumstances, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours of becoming aware of a change or expected change;
  8. You must not communicate or interact with someone you know is engaged in criminal activity.  If you know someone has been convicted of a felony, you must not knowingly communicate or interact with that person without first getting the permission of the probation officer;
  9. If you are arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours;
  10. You must not own, possess, or have access to a firearm, ammunition, destructive device, or dangerous weapon (i.e., anything that was designed, or was modified for, the specific purpose of causing bodily injury or death to another person such as nunchakus or tasers);
  11. You must not act or make any agreement with a law enforcement agency to act as a confidential human source or informant without first getting the permission of the court;
  12. If the probation officer determines that you pose a risk to another person (including an organization), the probation officer may require you to notify the person about the risk and you must comply with that instruction.  The probation officer may contact the person and confirm that you have notified the person about the risk; and
  13. You must follow the instructions of the probation officer related to the conditions of supervision.

Travel Restrictions

Permission to travel must be obtained from your U.S. Probation Officer or designee.  A completed the travel request form must be submitted to your probation officer two (2) weeks before the day you desire to leave. The only exception to this rule is in the case of an emergency.

No travel is allowed within the first 60 days of supervision. Travel is limited to 4 weeks per year.

You do not need permission to travel within the State of Maine; however, if you will be away for 48 hours or more, you need to notify your U.S. Probation Officer.

For full details regarding travel restrictions for the District of Maine visit the link below:

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Maine Sex Offender Compliance

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Registry Removal

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