Restrictions for Felons: Montana

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

District of Montana

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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 Montana

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Pre-2016 Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. You shall not leave the judicial district without permission of the Court or probation officer.
  2. You shall report to the probation officer, and shall submit a truthful and complete written report within the first five days of each month.
  3. You shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer.
  4. You shall support your dependents and meet other family responsibilities.
  5. You shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons.
  6. You shall notify the probation officer ten days prior to any change in residence or employment.
  7. You shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute,  or  administer any narcotic or other controlled substance, or any paraphernalia related to controlled substances, except as prescribed by a physician.
  8. You shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered.
  9. You shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity, and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer.
  10. You shall permit a probation officer to visit at any time at home or elsewhere, and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view by the probation officer.
  11. You shall notify the probation officer within seventy-two hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer.
  12. You shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informant or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without the permission of the Court.
  13. As directed by the probation officer, you shall notify third parties of risks that may be occasioned by your criminal record or personal history or characteristics, and shall permit the probation officer to make such notifications and to confirm your compliance with such notification requirement.

Post-2016 Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. You must report to the probation office in the federal judicial district where you are authorized to reside within 72 hours of the time you were sentenced, 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.
  13. You must follow the instructions of the probation officer related to the conditions of supervision.

Violent Offender Registry

Certain violent offenders are required to register in Montana.  To learn more about the Montana Registry click below:

Travel Restrictions

The District of Montana is comprised of 56 counties. You are allowed to travel freely within these counties, unless you are specifically restricted by the Court or your U.S. Probation Officer.  

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Montana Sex Offender Compliance

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Registry Removal

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