Restrictions for Felons: Colorado

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

District of Colorado

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

Below you will find information on standard conditions of supervision and travel restrictions.

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

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District of Colorado

Standard Conditions of Supervision

Pursuant to federal statute, the Court must order, as an explicit condition of probation or supervised release, that you not commit another Federal, State or local crime during the term of supervision and that you not unlawfully possess a controlled substance. If your offense occurred after September 13, 1994, the Court must also order, as an explicit condition of supervision, that you refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance and submit to a drug test within 15 days of release and two periodic drug tests thereafter for use of a controlled substance, unless the presentence report or other reliable sentencing information indicates a low risk of future substance abuse by you. By statute, defendants are ordered to cooperate in the collection of DNA as directed by the probation officer. Possession of a firearm, ammunition, destructive devices, or any other dangerous weapon is prohibited as provided under federal law.

The Judgment issued in your case will specify the standard conditions of supervision that apply to you. Generally, these conditions will include:

  1. that you not leave the judicial district without the permission of the court or probation officer;
  2. that you report to the probation officer in a manner and frequency directed by the court or probation officer;
  3. that you answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer;
  4. that you support your dependents and meet other family responsibilities;
  5. that you work regularly at a lawful occupation, unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons;
  6. that you notify the probation officer at least ten days prior to any change in residence or employment;
  7. that you refrain from excessive use of alcohol and not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to any controlled substances, except as prescribed by a physician;
  8. that you not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered;
  9. that you 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. that you permit a probation officer to visit you at any time at home or elsewhere and permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view of the probation officer;
  11. that you notify the probation officer within seventy-two hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer;
  12. that you 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. that, as directed by the probation officer, you 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; and
  14. that you provide access to any requested financial information.

Your supervising officer will review all of your standard and any special conditions of supervision with you at the commencement of supervision and explain the expectations of each.

Travel Restrictions

For clients on pretrial services supervision, your bond may require Court approval for travel, which requires a motion by your attorney

For probation, supervised release, and parole clients, travel generally is to be requested at least three weeks in advance. You should submit a written request for permission to travel to your supervising officer and await approval from your supervising officer.

Generally travel is not permitted during the first 60 days of supervision.

For more information visit the links below:

Colorado Sex Offender Compliance

All sex offender registration requirements and restrictions can be found below.

Compare sex offender registration requirements in other states.

Registry Removal

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