2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Chapter 7 - PART B - PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE VIOLATIONS
§7B1.2. Reporting of Violations
of Probation and Supervised Release (Policy Statement)
(a) The probation officer shall promptly report to the court any alleged Grade
A or B violation.
(b) The probation officer shall promptly report to the court any alleged Grade
C violation unless the officer determines: (1) that such violation is minor,
and not part of a continuing pattern of violations; and (2) that non-reporting
will not present an undue risk to an individual or the public or be inconsistent
with any directive of the court relative to the reporting of violations.
1. Under subsection (b), a Grade C violation must be promptly reported to
the court unless the probation officer makes an affirmative determination that
the alleged violation meets the criteria for non-reporting. For example, an
isolated failure to file a monthly report or a minor traffic infraction generally
would not require reporting.
Historical Note: Effective
November 1, 1990 (see Appendix
C, amendment 362).