April 3, 2017
The good news about probation in Florida is that it is not a conviction. However, any violation of probation, whether it involves a failure to pay fines or costs, leaving the country, violating a curfew, or testing positive for drugs, can result in harsh consequences. The most common consequence of violating one’s probation is the issuance of a bench warrant ordering that you be arrested – and that you be held without bail.
If you follow the terms of your probation, you may be able to petition for early termination under certain circumstances. If you are currently on probation for a crime committed in the state of Florida, our experienced St. Petersburg probation termination attorneys may be able to help. Our law firm will be able to review your individual circumstances and may be able to assist you with ending your probation ahead of schedule.
Requirements for Early Termination of Probation in Florida
In order to be eligible for early termination of probation in the state of Florida, the following requirements must be met:
- The defendant must have served at least 50% of the probationary term.
- The defendant must have completed all conditions of probation.
If a defendant meets both of these requirements, a defense attorney may be able to file a Petition to Terminate Probation with the Court. Once the petition is filed, the Court will set a hearing date.
Reasons Why a Florida Judge May Grant a Petition for Early Termination of Probation
Once the Petition for Early Termination has been filed with the Court and a hearing has been held, a Florida judge may grant the petition if some or all of the following apply:
- The defendant is attending school (e.g., undergraduate school, graduate school, trade school, etc.).
- The defendant has secured a job and/or has remained gainfully employed.
Contact an Experienced St. Petersburg Probation Termination Attorney Today
Active criminal records and pending criminal probations can pose all sorts of problems for criminal defendants. However, if you have complied with all of the terms of probation and satisfied all of the outstanding conditions, you have a good chance of being able to terminate your probation early. If you are interested in petitioning the Court for early termination of your criminal probation, you should contact the St. Petersburg probation termination attorneys at Khonsari Law Group today at 727-269-5300, or contact us online for a free initial consultation.