Florida Statute § 948.04(3), states the following:
If the probationer has performed satisfactorily, has not been found in
violation of any terms or conditions of supervision, and has met all financial
sanctions imposed by the court, including, but not limited to, fines,
court costs, and restitution, the Department of Corrections may recommend
early termination of probation to the court at any time before the scheduled
This statute allows an individual to request the court for early termination
of probation when at least fifty percent (50%) of their probationary period
has been completed together with all special conditions of probation,
such as, but not limited to, counseling, courses, community hours, and
all financial sanctions. If you believe you qualify for early termination
of probation you can hire an attorney to file a petition with the court
for early termination and schedule a hearing to prove to the judge that
you qualify under Florida Statute § 948.04(3). However, it is within
the judge’s discretion to grant or deny early termination of probation,
and something they take into account is whether you can prove that you
completed all special conditions of probation, and if you have ever violated
your probation (i.e. tested positive on a random drug test).
You should consider filing for early termination of probation as soon as
you are eligible because it removes the possibility of violating your
probation in the future. Violating probation is a new criminal charge
that can get you arrested and stuck in jail without a bond. Additionally,
filing for early termination of probation removes the inconvenient requirements
related with having probations, such as restrictions on traveling, expenses,
difficulty finding employment, reporting periodically, and random drug testing.
If the judge grants your petition for early termination of probation, you
should also consider, if you qualify, sealing or expunging your record.
The Orlando criminal attorneys of Longwell Lawyers offer free consultations.
If you have any questions or need the help of an Orlando attorney regarding
early termination of probation and/or the sealing or expunging of your
record please feel free to contact us.
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