Restrictions for Felons: Vermont

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

District of Vermont

Learn more about the restrictions for federal defendants in your district. 

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 Vermont

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Mandatory Conditions of Supervision

  1. While on probation/supervised release, the defendant shall not commit another federal, state, or local crime. The defendant shall not illegally possess a controlled substance.
  2. The defendant shall not possess a firearm, destructive device, or any other dangerous weapon.
  3. The defendant shall submit to one drug test within 15 days after being placed on supervision, and at least two periodic tests thereafter.
  4. The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of DNA as directed by the probation officer.

Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. The defendant shall not leave the judicial district without the permission of the court or probation officer.
  2. The defendant shall report to the probation officer in a manner and frequency directed by the court or probation officer.
  3. The defendant shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer.
  4. The defendant shall support his or her dependents and meet other family responsibilities.
  5. The defendant shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons.
  6. The defendant shall notify the probation officer at least ten days prior to any change in residence or employment.
  7. The defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to any controlled substance, except as prescribed by a physician.
  8. The defendant shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered.
  9. The defendant 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. The defendant shall permit a probation officer to visit him or her at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view of the probation officer.
  11. The defendant shall notify the probation officer within seventy-two hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer.
  12. The defendant shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without the permission of the court.
  13. As directed by the probation officer, the defendant shall notify third parties of risks that may be occasioned by the defendant=s criminal record or personal history or characteristics and shall permit the probation officer to make such notifications and to confirm the defendant=s compliance with such notification requirement.

Travel Restrictions

The Judicial District is defined as the state of Vermont. You are not allowed to leave the state of Vermont without permission from the probation officer.

Travel Within the District: Any absence from your residence for more than 72 hours should be approved in advance. If your absence is to secure another residence, you must obtain advance permission. Permission may be granted verbally or in writing for this kind of travel.

Travel Outside the District: All requests for travel within the United States should be made at least two weeks in advance. Please note that there are certain areas in the country with specific requirements or restrictions regarding travel.

Travel Outside the Country: Any international travel must be approved by the Court. Approval from the country to which you wish to travel may also be required. Your request must be submitted at least six weeks in advance.

Travel may be denied at the discretion of your probation officer.

As a general policy, you will not be allowed to travel outside of the district during the first 60 days of supervision.

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Vermont Sex Offender Compliance

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An offender is required to register in Vermont for 10 years after discharge from supervision or completion of sentence, whichever is later.

Lifetime registration is required for:

      • A second or subsequent conviction for a registerable sex offense
      • A conviction of Sexual Assault or Aggravated Sexual Assault
      • Individuals that have been designated as Sexually Violent Predators

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Registry Removal

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