Being put on probation is a very frequent resolution to criminal cases. The term that you are initially set to serve, however, can be adjusted based on many factors including the individual’s behavior while on probation, the crimes that were charged, and more. In the State of Florida, the Department of Corrections acts as the supervising agency and they will be the Department that you will be reporting to.
If you would like to seek to terminate or modify your probation, your first stop should be at your probation officer. Most probation officers will give you an honest opinion about whether you should seek to terminate or modify. Usually, if you have met with and completed the special circumstances and conditions of your probation (including the monetary costs involved), you may become eligible to terminate probation early.
Once this is the case, you should consult with an attorney to assist you in completing your request. With the help of a qualified attorney in these matters you can be sure that you dot every “i” and cross every “t” – meaning that you won’t have to worry about issues arising in the future. Most probation conditions include restrictions on travel and with the help of a lawyer you can get these types of inconveniences lifted.
Often, the court will be hesitant to terminate probation early – even if you have met the conditions. With that in mind, we can help you by requesting modification of the terms of your probation. Although you still may have to meet with your officer, these meetings may not need to be as frequent. Even though you may have travel restrictions, these may not need to be quite so restrictive.
If you would like to discuss your situation with one of the attorneys at Berman & Tsombanakis, contact our Fort Lauderdale offices and schedule an appointment. We will be happy to listen and evaluate your circumstances and provide you with an honest opinion as to your options.