In Florida, a person may be eligible to early terminate their probation. If a person originally accepted a plea, and there is no mention in the plea agreement that the person may not early terminate, then that individual may be granted an early termination of probation. In order to obtain this, the individual must file a motion in Court and set forth the grounds. A Judge may grant this request if all of the conditions of probation have been satisfied and there have been no violations. Generally, a Judge is more likely to grant an early termination if at least 50% of the time on probation has been completed.
A person may also petition the Court to grant a modification of probation. Each case in this situation is case–specific. Searching for an attorney for a criminal case in West Palm Beach? Contact us to discuss your situation. It is to a Defendant’s favor to review with an attorney any potential concerns of probation and if possible to determine if it is worthwhile to try and achieve an early termination of probation.