United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
JOHNSTON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Brandon Lee Romero (Romero) has been accused of violating the
conditions of his supervised release. Romero admitted the
alleged violation. Romero's supervised release should be
revoked. Romero should be placed in custody for 8 months,
with 12 months of supervised release to follow. Romero should
serve the first 60 days of supervised release at Connections
Corrections in Butte, Montana.
pleaded guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
on June 30, 2015. (Doc. 47). The Court sentenced Romero to 27
months of custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release.
(Doc. 64). Romero's current term of supervised release
began on November 13, 2019. (Doc. 114 at 1).
United States Probation Office filed a Petition on November
18, 2019, requesting that the Court revoke Romero's
supervised release. (Doc. 114). The Petition alleged that
Romero had violated the conditions of his supervised release
by failing to report for his 60-day term at Connections
appeared before the undersigned for his initial appearance on
December 12, 2019. Romero was represented by counsel. Romero
stated that he had read the petition and that he understood
the allegations. Romero waived his right to a preliminary
hearing. The parties consented to proceed with the revocation
hearing before the undersigned.
Court conducted a revocation hearing on December 12, 2019.
Romero admitted that he had violated the conditions of his
supervised release by failing to report for his 60-day term
at Connections Corrections. The violation is serious and
warrants revocation of Romero's supervised release.
violation is a Grade C violation. Romero's criminal
history category is I. Romero's underlying offense is a
Class C felony. Romero could be incarcerated for up to 24
months. Romero could be ordered to remain on supervised
release for up to 32 months, less any custody time imposed.
The United States Sentencing Guidelines call for a term of
custody of 3 to 9 months.
supervised release should be revoked. Romero should be
incarcerated for 8 months, with 12 months of supervised
release to follow. Romero should serve the first 60 days of
supervised release at Connections Corrections in Butte,