U.S. v. Hudson

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Supervised Release
Case Number: 
No. 18-1130
Decision Date: 
November 14, 2018
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Affirmed and remanded

Dist. Ct. did not err in imposing as terms of defendant’s supervised release prohibition on defendant’s excessive use of alcohol, as well as limitation on defendant’s ability to travel within jurisdiction to which he would be supervised. Although both terms were impermissibly vague as drafted in written order, record reflected that Dist. Ct. had reviewed with defendant’s counsel definition of excessive use of alcohol as having blood alcohol level in excess of .08. As such, Ct. of Appeals included said definition in Dist. Ct.’s written order, rather than require remand for full re-sentencing. Ct. similarly altered defendant’s travel restriction to reflect that defendant remain in “judicial district” to which he would be supervised so as to provide defendant with clear geographical boundary as to where he might travel.