Thank you Mr. Finnecy,
My offence was a hit and run in a 75 dollar fence. My record is 100% spotless. Well I have a couple speeding tickets thoughout my life, all gone off record now. However, I was given the 36 months summary probation, and a restitution fine. Along with the court costs as well. I am planning to have it all paid off my restitution payment and court fees all by 29 December, which is my restitution hearing. Even though I have until 8 December 2015 to do so. I'm not sure why I have a restitution hearing of the already told me the cost of restitution. However im going to pay it all before that date of court. With being a disabled veteran, very clean record, and willingness to have all debts paid, is that something the judge can look at to lower my summary probation time? Oh, I also forgot he also gave me 10 days community labor. Which with my disability I am not sure I can do? But if I am able to do it, that I will do, but if it's intensive work my body physically cannot handle it due to military service messing me up. I'm very confused with all of it. I've never been in an ounce of trouble.
Duplicate post which has been thoroughly answered. Have you discussed any of this with your attorney in Palmdale?
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Typically, you need to have successfully completed at least half of your probation time, and have paid all fines and restitution, as well as completing community service before the court will grant early termination.
Then, you must show "good cause" for the early termination. It sounds like you are on the right track. My first suggestion is to deal with the community service. If you cannot complete that, get to court and maybe work out an alternative. The attorney that represented you in your case can help you with that.
If you've paid all fines and other conditions of the probation and completed at least 50%, you can petition the court to terminate the probation early. Speak to your attorney for more detail.
Once you finish all the things you owe to the court other than probation you do qualify for early termination of probation. We usually file an expungement petition at the same time. If that is your only offense, and you have competent counsel, you have a good chance of having it granted. If you need further assistance many of us offer free consults.
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