What Is Supervised Release?

If you’ve been sentenced to federal prison time, most of the time your sentence will include some term of probation or supervised release. It’s important to understand your requirements under supervised release and ensure you establish a good relationship with your probation officer. Watch this video by dedicated Long Island criminal defense attorney to learn more about your rights in New York.


Supervised release is something in New York that’s become more prevalent since the commencement of the Bail Reform Act. It can take on many different forms. Typically, there’s going to be a probation officer that’s going to be involved that a person charged with a crime will have to check in with each time they go to court. It can also involve the installation of an ankle monitoring bracelet where you would still have to check in with your probation officer each time that you come back to court.

If you or someone you love has violated the terms of their supervised release, you can easily land back in prison. When people are facing difficult legal situations what matters is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success and positive results against criminal charges.

Don’t risk your freedom again. If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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