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Information for Misdemeanor Offenders


Offenders should be aware that Title 18, United States Code, Section 3565(b) provides that probation and supervised release must be revoked if a person on probation is in possession of a firearm. This includes misdemeanants, thus anyone under federal probation supervision (felony or misdemeanor) is prohibited from possessing firearms.



Offenders may not leave the Middle District of Florida without permission of the Probation Officer. Any travel outside the district requires advanced written permission. Unless otherwise instructed by their Probation Officer, offenders may travel within the Middle District of Florida without special permission.
All other requests for travel within the United States should be made at least two weeks in advance; requests for outside the United States must be made at least one month in advance and will generally be for hardship reasons only. No pleasure travel will be allowed during the first 60 days of supervision. Travel requests may be denied if any monetary obligations are delinquent.


Annual Documents

Offenders are required to submit a signed copy of their income tax return each year immediately after filing, along with supporting documentation, as well as copies of their driver's license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration(s). Florida law requires individuals to change the address on their driver's license and automobile registration(s) within ten days of every address change.


Any use of illicit drugs while under supervision in this district will not be tolerated and may result in violation proceedings. The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, requires revocation if an offender is found by the Court or the Parole Commission to be in possession of a controlled substance.
United States Probation Officers have authority to obtain urine specimens from any person under supervision. Failure to submit a urine specimen upon request will result in notification to the Court or the Parole Commission and possible violation proceedings.