Let’s face it, Felony Probation is tough. From the stories I hear, I’m not sure even I could make it. Sex offender probation is even tougher. No contact with children, curfew, limitations on driving, places you can be, computer use, and random checks by probation officers.
Therefore, if you have made it halfway through you probation, you might be eligible for early termination. Unless, as part of your plea, the State Attorney, judge, and you, agreed to no early termination.
In the infamous case of Debra LaFave, the Tampa school teacher who admitted to having sex with a 14 year old boy, the agreement was no early termination. But a recently retired Tampa Circuit Court Judge, ignored the agreement and let her off probation early. The State appealed his decision and the 2nd DCA agreed. The DCA said the judge’s ruling was an abuse of discretion by the trial judge and overturned his ruling – thus reinstating her probation. Not surprisingly, her attorney has asked for a rehearing, which effectively stays the DCA ruling until the rehearing. So as of today, she’s not on probation but could be again if the DCA continues to rule against her.
If you think you’re eligible for early termination of probation- call us. RGSG Law will give you our honest opinion as to your chances – for free.