Q: Can I get off probation early? My PO is a jerk and I've complete all my terms and conditions and paid all fines.
I get off Probation in October 2017. I have done everything that is expected of me. All fines are paid. I have the breathalyzer on my car and thought it was supposed to come off in May. My pro bono attorney won't return my calls. Can you please help?
A: Unfortunately, there is no early release for DWI probation in Texas. However, you could request pro forma release. This simply means you would remain on probation, but that probation would be non-reporting. You wouldn't have to continue to pay probation fees or report to a probation officer. A Judge is required to consider, though not required to grant, such a request after you have served half of your probationary period and have all outstanding conditions and fees completed or resolved. Check out this article for more questions or concerns: https://www.versustexas.com/early-release-probation/
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