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Chief Probation Officer David C. Congdon

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details and pro se email filing links, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

The District of Idaho is currently operating under a "Moderate Risk" level. Public access to the courthouses will be strictly limited to those individuals with specific business, e.g., those attending a hearing or visiting their probation officer. All individuals (unvaccinated and fully vaccinated), including staff, are required to wear a mask when in the public areas of the courthouses. Mask requirements for all in-court proceedings will be subject to the presiding judge’s discretion.
Post Conviction Supervision
Post-Supervision Rights
Post-Supervision Rights

Possession of a weapon after termination of supervision:  Prohibition of possession of a firearm or other destructive devices by a felon is not limited to the period of time you are under supervision, but is for a lifetime, unless you receive approval from the proper authorities.  After you have been discharged from supervision, the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits you from owning or possessing a firearm.  Currently, with respect to a federal felony conviction, the only way to receive relief is to get a presidential pardon.  To determine whether you are eligible to apply for a presidential pardon, contact the pardon attorney at the following address:

The Office of Pardon Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 11000
Washington, D.C. 20530

Include in your letter the date and place of your conviction, the nature of the offense, the sentence you received, when released from prison and/or when released from supervision.  A pardon does not erase or expunge the record of conviction.  It is, however, an indication of forgiveness and should lessen the stigma of conviction.  It is usually helpful in obtaining a license, bonding or employment.  Many states also have laws that govern the possession of firearms by convicted felons.  Those provisions are separate from federal requirements.  Your federal felony conviction prohibition is for a lifetime, regardless of the state law.  This can become a complicated issue, and we recommend that you never possess a firearm unless you are completely sure your right to possess a firearm has been restored

Updated on Feb 26, 2014

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