Got a letter from the court entitled motion and order for discharge of probation.Its been signed by both PO and Judge.It basically states I've completed all my terms of probation.Is this my discharge paper?I'm just kinda nervous because I thought there would be a hearing.
I believe you have been discharged from probation. Some courts hold a final hearing but some courts just verify that you have complied with all terms of your probation and then discharge you without a hearing. So that you can be sure, I suggest you go to the court (bring your ID) and just verify with a clerk that you have been discharged. That way you will know for sure.
What you described sounds like you've completed your probation and have been discharged. You should look at the paperwork to ensure that it is a successful discharge also known as a discharge with improvement. If you have other cases or probation in other courts for different crimes, then you should continue the terms of that probation. Regardless, you should consult with your attorney so they can explain to you what happened. Good luck to you.
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I agree with the answers that prior counsel has given. Not always will there be a hearing to discharge someone from probation. If all is going well, the probation officer generally will submit the motion and proposed order to the court to discharge the probationer. If you have received a document entitled "Motion and Order for discharge of probation" and it is signed by the judge, that is the order of discharge. If you want to ensure this is the fact, you can either call the court clerk or go to the court and ask them if you have in fact been discharged from probation. So long as you were not on a non-public probation, such as a special deferral probation, it is very likely that a phone call would accomplish this task. You could also contact the attorney who represented you and discuss the matter with him/her. Good luck.
It sounds like you've been discharged from probation. Often times, if the defendant is doing well on probation the probation officer will submit a motion to terminate probation to the judge who reviews and signs it. Once the judge signs the order, the probation is terminated and no hearing is necessary. You can always contact your PO or the probation department to receive confirmation if you want to be really sure.
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