Bowie County Community Supervision and Corrections Department

Felony Caseload Officers

Felony Caseloads

Felony Caseloads

 

Conditions of Supervision

District judges have jurisdictional authority to set conditions of supervision in accordance with section 10, article 42.12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.  Section 11 of article 42.12 lists the basic conditions of community supervision.  The following is a list of conditions generally assessed in Bowie County with brief explanations for processing purposes.

 

A) Commit no offense against the laws of Texas, or any other state, or the United States.  Offenders must understand that any violation of any law anywhere would constitute a violation of supervision.  Offenders must report any and all law violations to their CSO.

 

B) Avoid injurious or vicious habits.  Offenders must avoid engaging in any harmful activity that jeopardizes their safety and well being, or the safety and well being of another person.

 

C) Avoid persons or places of disreputable or harmful character.  Offenders must not associate with persons engaging in criminal activity or places where criminal activity occurs.  Offenders must also not associate with persons deemed disreputable, i.e.: persons on community supervision, persons with a criminal record, or persons with a criminal reputation.

 

D) Report to the CSCD once per month or as otherwise directed by the community supervision officer.  Offenders must understand that they will be required to make a monthly report to their CSO.  Office visits will be conducted by appointment only.  Offenders will be given the office phone number and told to contact the office within five (5) working days to schedule an appointment.

 

E) Permit the CSO to visit you anytime at home or elsewhere.  Offenders must understand that their CSO will make contact with them outside the CSCD office.  The purpose of field contacts is to verify reported addresses and verify compliance.  These contacts may be made anywhere, at any time, and without prior notice.

 

F) Actively seek, obtain, and maintain suitable employment as far as possible.  Offenders are required to maintain employment unless they satisfy some unemployment alternative, i.e.; disabled, student, homemaker, etc.

 

G) Remain within the limits of Bowie County and not leave there from without permission of the court.  This condition is extended to include the city limits of Texarkana, Arkansas.  Otherwise, offenders will be required to gain permission from their CSO’s to leave Bowie County for any reason.  In some cases, a travel permit must be prepared and given to the offender.  Generally, an absence from the county greater than three (3) days would require a travel permit.  Permits are not required for work-related travel.  Travel permits are also issued to offenders who reside in another county or state and will be returning home from court.  For further information concerning offenders of this type, see related procedures in Section 3: Offenders Who Do Not Reside in Bowie County.

 

H) Support your dependants you now have or may acquire during the period of supervision.  Offenders are required to honor all financial obligations to all current or future dependants while on supervision.

 

I) Totally abstain from the possession and use of any controlled substance, narcotic, dangerous drug, inhalant, or prescription drug without first obtaining a prescription for said substance from a licensed physician.  Offenders are prohibited from taking any drug without a prescription.  Over-the-counter medication is permissible as long as the proper dosages are strictly followed.

 

J) Submit to a urinalysis examination at the request of the community supervision officer.  Offenders must understand that they will be required to submit to a UA at any time or at any place.  It should be emphasized during the orientation session that they should always report prepared to give a UA immediately.  Failure to submit to a UA before the close of business will constitute a refusal to submit to the UA and a violation of supervision.

 

K) Pay a monthly supervision fee in the specified amount beginning the month following the date you were placed on supervision.  The amount generally ordered by the judge is no more than sixty (60) dollars per month but may be lowered during sentencing.  Offenders must understand that this is a monthly fee and is non-negotiable.  They also must clearly understand that this fee is strictly for supervision fees and does not cover payment for fines, court costs, restitution, etc.

 

L) Pay assessed fine, court costs, court appointed attorney fees, and restitution at a specified amount per month through the CSCD.  It must be clearly explained to all offenders that this condition is ordered by the judge and is non-negotiable.  Failure to maintain payments toward all court-ordered financial obligations constitutes a violation of supervision and could result in the supervision being revoked.  Offenders must make the final payment on the first working day of the month prior to the month in which their supervision ends.  Their CSO’s will discuss and implement a payment plan at their first visit.  Offenders must be sternly advised to maintain the agreed payments to avoid an MTR being filed against them.

 

(It should also be explained that the Bowie CSCD accepts only cash, money orders, cashier’s checks or designated credit cards.   Offenders are permitted to make payments in the CSCD office at any time during office hours 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays. The CSCD office is closed from 12:00 noon until 1:00pm and on weekends and designated holidays.

 

M) Report to the CSO within 48 hours any change in address, employment, and all arrests.  Offenders must contact their respective CSO’s during business hours to make these reports.  It is required that offenders contact their CSO’s to explain any police contact.

 

N) Participate in Adult Basic Education until a seventh grade level is obtained.  Attendance will be determined by the CSO.  Offenders lacking a GED, high school diploma, or scoring low on the API may be referred to 601 Spruce to receive educational services.  This is in accordance with state law.  The CSO or Education Center Personnel may make referrals for these services.

 

O) Do not own or possess any firearms at any time.  It is unlawful for any offender convicted of a felony to possess a firearm after conviction and before the fifth anniversary of the offender’s release from supervision.  There are other important restrictions on firearms that offenders must understand in order to be in compliance with state and federal law.  These restrictions are stated in writing on the “Loss of Civil Rights and the Federal Firearms Control Act” information sheet.

 

P) Be placed into the Intensive Supervision Unit for a period of one year from date of judgment and report each week or as otherwise directed by the community supervision officer.  Any offender ordered into the ISP unit would then be subject to all departmental policies and state guidelines governing maximum supervision level cases for a period of one year.

 

Q) Successfully complete the DWI/ DWI Repeat Offender/ Drug Offender Education program with 180 days from the date placed on supervision and pay assessed fee for said program.  As provided by section 13 (j) and (h) of article 42.12 of the CCP and Chapter 521.374 of the Texas Transportation Code, offenders placed on community supervision for a DWI or drug offense will be required to successfully complete one or more of the above programs within six months if ordered.  Failure to complete any class is a violation of supervision and could result in a driver’s license suspension.

 

R) The defendant shall not operate a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with a device in accordance with Article 42.12, section (I) of the CCP.  This device is placed on an alcohol offender’s vehicle and requires a breath sample to operate the car.  This device is designed to prohibit the ignition of the vehicle if it detects the presence of alcohol.  The cost of installation and maintenance of the device is the responsibility of the offender.

 

S) Successfully complete the Sexual Offenders Education Program and pay assessed fee for said program.  The supervising officer will refer sexual offenders ordered into this program.

 

T) Attend job/life skills training class. The supervising officer will make this referral based on assessed risk and needs.

 

U) Complete a specified number of hours of community service work hours at an agency approved by the court.  Employed offenders will be required to complete no less than eight (8) hours of CSW per month.  Unemployed offenders will be expected to complete their CSW as soon as possible.  It must be stressed to all offenders that completing these hours are non-negotiable regardless of their work schedule.  Failure to complete CSW will not be tolerated and may result in an MTR.

 

(V) Serve a specified number of days in the Bowie County jail.  Offenders must coordinate their jail times/schedules with BCSO personnel.

 

W) Completely abstain from the possession and use of any alcoholic beverage.  Offenders must understand that this condition is absolute and no allowances will be made for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc.

 

(X) Obtain GED or High School Diploma.  Attendance will be determined by the CSO.  The judge may specifically order an offender to obtain his or her GED.  These offenders will be referred to the Literacy Council or appropriated independent school district for GED study.

 

(Z) This section is handwritten and includes any special condition as stated from the bench during sentencing.

Wallace Revalee – Felony CSO

Ashley Norris – Felony CSO

Debbie Burns – Felony CSO

Charles Murray – Felony CSO

Stephanie Ford – Felony CSO