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By Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

March 25, 2020

Community supervision, more commonly known as probation, is a process that provides convicted offenders an alternative to serving jail time. While it sounds too good to be true, the guidelines set by probation can often feel constricting to one’s livelihood and freedom.

While probation can feel like a harsh penalty, it’s possible to end your probation early. Early termination of probation allows individuals to recoup their freedom once all requirements of their probation terms have been met.

If you’ve been convicted of a crime and are hoping to have your probation time shortened, you will need an expert team of Broward criminal defense attorneys on your side. At Hager & Schwartz, our team can help you build a strong case to terminate your probation early. Contact our team at your earliest convenience to learn more over a confidential consultation (954) 840-8713.

How Does Early Termination of Probation Work?

Florida Statute 948.04(3) states:

“If the probationer has performed satisfactorily, has not been found in violation of any terms or conditions of supervision, and has met all financial sanctions imposed by the court, but not limited to fines, court costs, and restitution, the Department of Corrections may recommend early termination of probation to the court at any time before the scheduled termination date.”

The Benefits of Early Termination of Probation

While freedom is the ultimate benefit associated with early termination of probation, there are many additional benefits which include:

  • No additional supervision costs
  • No longer required to attend classes relating to probation
  • No more random drug tests

Additionally, and perhaps the best benefit of an early probation termination, is the ability to seal your criminal record following successful termination.

Speak with Our Broward Criminal Defense Team Today

Your best option to get started on having your probation terminated early is to begin working with an experienced criminal defense attorney today. The sooner you get started on working on a plan to terminate your probation early with your attorney, the better your chances are.

Give us a call today (954) 840-8713 to learn how we can help over a consultation.