Can Court-Ordered Probation Be Shortened or Terminated?

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Our Maryland and Washington D.C. criminal defense attorney at Lotze Mosley, LLP aggressively pursue real results for each of our client’s unique needs.

In some cases, that means agreeing to court-ordered probation on our client’s behalf, so they can work towards putting their legal matters behind them.

Depending on the offense in question, probation can last for months or even years.

Also depending on the offense, and in specific cases, probation may be suspended or even terminated.

Here is what our Washington D.C. and Maryland residents need to know.

What is Required During a Probation Period?

Court-ordered probation may require an offender to comply with a variety of requirements, including community services, paying fines, abstaining from drugs or alcohol, or attending education classes related to their charges.

Probation essentially places your life on hold, or at the very least can cause significant anxiety while you navigate the details and requirements.

The good news is, after certain demands are met, you may be eligible to shorten or terminate your probation.

An early release from probation may provide multiple benefits, including:

  • Eliminating the stress and anxiety that comes with strictly following court orders.
  • Reducing probation check-ins and scheduled meetings with a probation officer.
  • Freedom from restrictions, including drug or alcohol tests.

How Does the Court Determine Eligibility to Shorten or Terminate Probation?

The court’s goal when assigning probation is to ensure justice has been served.

This means that you must meet the conditions of your probation first.

Next, they will examine your conduct during the probation period. That may include ensuring a positive report from your probation officer, ensuring all fines and probation costs were paid, and that there were no additional brushes with the law during the required period.

The other major factor that will impact your early release from probation is your criminal record, and the offense you were convicted of.

If you have been convicted of a crime and put on probation, you may be eligible for an early release after meeting certain conditions.

Find out how you can build a case for an early release from probation by contacting our skilled criminal defense lawyers in Maryland and Washington D.C. today.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys at Lotze Mosley Today for Help

If you are pursuing an early release from probation or have been charged with violating your probation for any reason, do not face the judge alone. Contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Washington D.C. and Maryland at Lotze Mosley, LLP to ensure your rights are protected going forward by calling 202-393-0535 today.

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