Yes, many probationers ask their Tampa criminal defense attorneys about trying to early terminate their probation. Obviously, they are in hurry to attempt to get off probation for a variety of reason, including being done with supervision, supervision interfering with their job, tired of being fearful of violating probation, etc. Yes, a probationer can apply for early termination of probation.
Florida Statute Section 948.04(3) provides the proper avenue for applying for an early termination of probation. It requires that a probationer perform “satisfactorily” as to the terms of their probation, have no prior violations of probation and met all financial requirements and the Department of Corrections (DOC) recommend early termination. As I am sure you are aware, DOC provides probation officers, who supervise individuals on probation. It is critical to consult with your probation officer prior to the filing of a motion with the court. Obviously, the court isn’t going to grant an early termination of probation, when the supervising probation officer is recommending against it.
The potential of early terminating your probation is just one of the many reasons to ensure you are keeping up with the conditions of your probation. Our Tampa criminal defense attorneys work to ensure our clients are provided automatic early termination, when permitted by the court at sentencing. This saves our clients the time, money and stress of filing a motion for early termination later in the case. Additionally, it ensures their probation will be early terminated as opposed to having to request it from the court.
If you or someone you know has questions concerning their Tampa probation and/or early termination of probation, contact the Tampa criminal defense attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. We have handled thousands of violation of probation cases throughout the Tampa Bay Area and assisted many folks in getting an early termination of probation. If you would like to contact one of our Tampa criminal defense attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right corner of our website. We appreciate your time in checking out our Tampa criminal defense attorney blog and we look forward to hearing from you.