Post release supervision for sex offenders in North Carolina – In North Carolina, the felony sentencing guidelines provide a basis for being able to determine how much time someone will face in prison if they are convicted. This can get quite complicated, however, given the provisions for jail credit, prison credit, and post release supervision. Further, the post release supervision for sex offenders is a little bit different for people that have been convicted of other felonies.
In this blog, we will talk about post release supervision for people convicted of a sex crime. Like all of our blogs, this is intended for general informational purposes only, and not intended as a substitute for the advice and counsel of a criminal defense attorney.
When will someone get out of prison for a sex crime?
Generally, if someone has been convicted of a felony between the classes of B1-E, they will be release from prison 12 months before the maximum possible sentences, minus any prison credit they received. Someone who has been convicted of a felony between the classes of F-I, will be released from prison 9 months before the maximum possible sentence, minus any prison credit they received.
Typically, post release supervision lasts for the remaining 12 month or 9-month period respectively, but things are not quite the same for someone convicted of a crime that was reportable under the sex offender registry requirements.
Post release super vision for sex offenders
The period of supervised released for someone convicted of a sex crime that is reportable to the sex offender registry in the state of North Carolina is five years. During the period in addition to the all reporting requirements necessitated by being a registered sex offender the individual also has to adhere to all the requirements necessitated by him or her being on post release super vision.
These rules fall under North Carolina General Statute 15A-1368.2.
What is post release supervision?
Supervised release is similar to supervised probation in that you must report to an office, follow certain rules, and run the risk of going to prison if you violate those rules. Typically, the maximum period of incarceration will be the remaining time left on the prison sentence, though other considerations apply. We go into much more detail about this topic in a blog that you can read here.
Criminal law is a very complicated topic that involves a wide variety of collateral consequences and many considerations that have to be assessed and contemplated. If you have been charged with a crime in North Carolina or South Carolina, contact us.