Being placed on probation is an opportunity to avoid incarceration. If you are placed on probation, you will be ordered to complete certain terms and conditions and refrain from certain behaviors. If you are able to abide by all terms and conditions, you may be eligible to seek early termination of your probation. To be eligible, Courts will want to know the following:
Have you completed at least one-half of your period of probation?
Have you completed all of the terms and conditons you were ordered to complete?
Have you paid your financial obligations (fines, court costs, cost of supervision, restitution)?
Did you otherwise stay out of trouble while you were being supervised?
If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, then you may want to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your option of early termination of probation.
Unlike those persons described above who were fortunate enough to satisfactorily complete the terms and conditions of their probation, you may find yourself on the opposite end of the spectrum and be facing a violation of probation. In that event, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your release on bond and see what options are available to maintain your continued release from custody.
At the conclusion of your criminal case, you may find yourself fortunate enough to have either had your charges dismissed or been acquitted by a jury of your peers. In that case, you may be eligible to Petition the State of Florida to have your record expunged. If you believe you may be eligible, call today to discuss your options with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will guide you through the process of have your record sealed or expunged.