Q: I am looking to request an early release from probation
I was given a 5 year probation for a dui related incident. I have completed 2 years October 1, which includes all treatment classes, fine/fees and ua drops which i had 2x a week. I am looking to get a second job and to have an opportunity of a promotion at work but I will not be considered as long as I am on probation. I work fast food and cannot really afford a lawyer but i think i will have better chances with representation. What are my chances and can would it be better for me to have an attorney speak with my probation officer and go to court?
A: You are typically eligible for early termination from probation when you complete 50% of the probation term. At this point you have a few options: you can contact your PO and explain your situation and see if they would be willing to submit a request for early termination; if they are not willing to submit the request you can submit it to the court yourself; lastly you can hire an attorney to contact your PO and submit a request on your behalf. Most attorneys on here, including myself, offer free initial consultations. Set one up and get some information. Best of luck!
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