Hire an attorney. It will be worth more than you pay for it and you might find it cheaper than you expected. Contact a few different defense attorneys and get prices. I've seen judges deny these motions even withlive testimony from the probationer's prospective employer stating that he'd only hire him if probation was terminated.
Also, because early termination of probation and "dismissal"/"expungement" under 1203.4 can be heard at the same time, you might find an attorney who will do both at the same time for a reasonable rate.
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I definitely suggest that you hire an attorney. While I don't practice in salinas, I've never had a motion for early termination of probation denied. It shouldn't cost you too much money, and if the motion is granted, it will be money well spent. Good luck.
I agree with the earlier posts...definitely hire an attorney who can handle the probation and expungement issue for you.