Early Termination of Probation in Florida
Florida law allows a person who is on probation for a criminal offense, to petition for early termination of their probation after completion of half of the court imposed probationary term.
Eligibility for Early Termination
To be eligible to petition for early termination of probation, the probationer must have:
- Completed half of the court imposed probationary term.
- Successfully completed any special conditions of probation imposed by the court; such as community service, substance abuse treatment, and self-improvement classes.
- Paid off all court imposed restitution.
- Paid off all court related financial obligations; such as fines, cost of investigation, costs of prosecution, public defender lien, and court costs.
The most important point to keep in mind is that early termination of probation is a discretionary act of the court; meaning the court does not have to grant early termination of probation just because you ask.
Usually, a court will be more willing to grant early termination of probation to first time offenders being supervised for non-violent offenses.
On the other hand, a court is unlikely to grant early termination of probation to repeat offenders or probationers being supervised for violent offenses.
Contact Criminal Defense Lawyer Richard Hornsby
If you are on probation in Central Florida or the greater Orlando area and would like to petition for Early Termination of Probation, please contact Criminal Defense Lawyer Richard Hornsby today.
The initial consultation is free and I am always available to advise you on the proper course of action that can be taken.