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Get the Facts About Your Options to End Probation Early

If you are currently on probation, you are likely tired of dealing with the restrictions and requirements put on you. Making even the slightest of mistakes can put you back in jail and this is a difficult reality to live with. Probation can restrict your movements and options too, which is why so many people are excited to learn about options to end probation early.

Keep reading to found out how this can work in California. Your first step is to contact a criminal defense attorney who has specific experience working with probation, probation violations, and similar cases. You can reach Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation.

What You Need to Petition the Court to End Your Probation Early

The key factor to remember is that the court can end your probation early – but that doesn’t mean they are inclined to do so. You will need to petition on your behalf and show that you are a good candidate for the latest programs. While every case is different, there are two things you are going to want to prove:

  1. You have completed all terms of your probation including paying fines, paying restitution, and finishing all assigned classes
  2. There are specific circumstances that warrant ending your probation early

In many cases, whether or not you can prove the second factor will be the key to having your request approved or denied. The fact of the matter is that probation should be thought of as a contract between you and the court. If you want to terminate it early, then you will need to renegotiate the contract – and something will need to have changed to warrant doing so. This is why simply completing the terms of the service is not likely to be enough on its own. You must show that probation is actually preventing you from benefiting fully from rehabilitation.

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For example, it may be that the fact that you are on probation makes it impossible to find employment. It may be that your job has changed so that you could get fired if you are still on probation. These would be circumstances that might convince the court that it is worth it to end your probation early.

If you are trying to get a professional license and your attorney believes that you are not likely to earn it on probation, this is another argument we could use. Once again, the key is to show that there is a reason to end your probation other than simply being a reward for your good behavior.

If you believe you are a good candidate then we recommend you contact a criminal defense attorney earlier rather than later. You can call Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 now for a free legal consultation.