San Diego Early Probation Termination Lawyer
California law allows a judge to terminate a defendant’s probation earlier than scheduled. In many cases, if a judge grants early probation termination, he or she is also more likely to erase the criminal record too. In order for a judge to grant an early probation termination, the judge will consider:
- If you have successfully completed the terms of your probation, such as probation time, community classes, and payment of fees and fines. Most judges will not consider a request for early probation release if you have not completed at least 50 percent of your probation.
- Your age, criminal history, and seriousness of the crime you were charged with. For example, if you have 15 convictions the judge is less likely to grant you early termination.
- If there are circumstances that justify an early release from probation.
Can You Request Early Termination?
If probation is keeping you from finding employment or is preventing you from living your life as you did before your conviction, please call an early probation termination attorney in San Diego at Second Chance Legal to find out if you are able to request an early termination. After speaking to you and hearing your story, we can tell you if filing a petition is an option. There are many benefits to getting your probation terminated earlier than scheduled, including:
- All of the restrictions and rules imposed on you by probation will be removed.
- The danger of a probation violation from happening (a judge can send you to prison if you violate any criminal law while on probation) is removed.
- The process of getting your conviction expunged may be faster.
Early Probation and Expungement
Did you know that if a court grants an early probation termination, we could also request the conviction be expunged? In most cases, if the court agrees to release an individual from probation early they can also erase his or her criminal conviction at the same hearing.
When you meet with us, we will go over all of the qualifications that must me bet in order to move forward with an early probation release and expungement. Here are a few qualifications we will look for:
- The charges filed against you and the resulting conviction took place in a state court, not a federal court.
- The requirements of your sentence have been met. For example, you have paid all fines and completed all mandatory classes.
- You are not on probation for another crime, serving a sentence for another criminal offense, and are not currently charged with another criminal offense.
- You are currently on probation and have completed at least half of your probationary term (some exceptions may apply).
With a skilled and aggressive early probation termination lawyer in San Diego at Second Chance Legal handling your case, you can feel confident we will leave no stone unturned until we have gotten your criminal record erased.
Embrace Your Future
It’s time to forget your past and instead, embrace your future. The minute you call our ethical legal team, we will not waste any time gathering the information we need to begin the legal process. Most cases are filed within days of you contacting us to ensure a quick turn around time. We will handle the entire process for you so you can focus on putting the pieces of your life back together after a stressful period of time in your life.
Experience is Critical
There are many steps to handling an early probation termination case and each step must be done correctly within time constraints, which is why a case of this magnitude should only be handled by the most experienced of attorneys. Most cases begin with a mandatory hearing requiring an argument as to why the defendant should be allowed an early termination. Oftentimes, an oral and written response must be given to opposing lawyers. Our early probation termination attorneys in San Diego at Second Chance Legal are prepared to fight for you. After practicing criminal law for many years in San Diego, we know what approach works best.
Get Your Questions Answered
For a free consultation, please (619) 821-8171 right now. We understand how important this is to you and your well being. When you call, we will happily answer your questions and give you advice on what legal path is best for you.