In general, once a probationer has satisfied all terms and conditions of his/her probation agreement, which includes payment of restitution, fines and court costs, all ordered classes and/or counseling sessions, community service, etc., and has not re-offended, he/she may ask for a termination of probation.
The probationer may also be eligible for an early termination of probation if, having completed at least half of the probation period, he/she has not violated his/her probation (VOP) and has fulfilled every the general and the special condition of the probation agreement.
Some probation agreements specify the conditions under which the probationer may apply for early termination of probation. In any case the probationer would need to file a Motion for Early Termination of Probation.
If the State agrees to the early termination of probation, a hearing might not be necessary. If, however, the State does not agree on it, a hearing might be scheduled and the Judge would have the authority for approving or rejecting the Motion
Both the Judge and your Probation Office can have an affect on whether your probation can be terminated early, and how early. In fact, your probation officer can prevent you from being released from probation, though generally if you have been cooperative and have completed all the terms of your probation most probation officers do not object to an early termination.
Central Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer David P. Hill has been helping clients across Central Florida for 20 years obtaining Modifications and Early Terminations of Probatrion. If you think you might be eligible, call us today even if your probation agreement doesn’t state the possibility of an early termination. We are available 24 hours at (407) 648-0006. Fill out our online form or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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