Find the answers to all of your California probation termination related questions here. If just want to know if your probation is eligible for early termination, please take our free online eligibility test..
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We cannot know what will happen in any specific case, but we have had success in most of our probation termination cases. If you have evidence that we can point to that shows your reform and law-abiding behavior, you will have a higher chance of success. If you would like, we can evaluate your case and estimate the chances of success for a small fee. The case evaluation fee would then be applied to the fee for the probation termination if you decide to move forward with the termination service.
The court will consider your entire criminal history, the amount of time on probation you have completed, your age, the seriousness of the offense, whether you have complied with the other terms of the sentence, if you have a specific need for the relief, the potential benefit to society, and any other relevant factors.
Your request to terminate your probation early can be denied for the following reasons: (1) the court does not believe terminating your probation serves the interest of society, (2) you have violated the terms of your probation, (3) you have not fully paid off your fines yet, or (4) an inaccuracy in the court file or in the petition.
No. We can petition to terminate your probation regardless of whether you are on formal or informal probation.
One of the requirements for expungement is that your probation is completed. If your probation is terminated early, then this requirement is met. You can take our free eligibility test to find out if you are eligible to expunge your conviction so that you are no longer considered convicted of the offense. (PC 1203.4)
Yes. In most courts we can file for them at the same time and can offer you a discount on the expungement if you sign up for the two services together.
Yes. In order to be eligible for an expungement of any of your cases, you cannot be on probation at the time of the petition for any case. (PC 1203.4)
No, we cannot afford to offer this low of a price in addition to a money-back guarantee, because probation termination involves a large amount of work to prepare the case and can require several appearances in court by our attorneys.
If your probation termination is denied, we will evaluate the reason for the denial and advise you on the best way to proceed. The options could include refiling with more supporting evidence or waiting until more time has passed, depending on how far into your probation term you currently are.
No, we go to court for you to argue in favor of having your probation terminated. If you are unable to attend the hearing and the court requests your presence, we will file a motion to excuse your appearance.
You will receive an order from the court which has been signed by the judge that terminates your probation and closes your case. After your probation is terminated, you may be eligible for an expungement.
Terminating your probation does not terminate your registration requirement. (PC 290(c))
After the judge grants your petition, the court updates their records within 48 hours to show that your probation has been termination. The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has up to 30 days to update their records. However, the DOJ typically updates their records before the 30 day limit expires.