I plead no contest to a petty theft violation in dec 2008. I was given 2 years probation and a fine that i have already paid. I would like to find a new job & i feel that having this on my record will hurt me finding one. I would like to know how i go about getting off probation early. I cantr afford an attorney. Can i fill out the paperwork myself?
California law (Penal Code 1203.3 b) allows the court to modify or terminate your probation. Once probation has been terminated, you are relieved of the duties imposed by probation and you can immediately file for expungement and get on with your life and employment
The court has wide discretion when deciding whether to modify probation. The court considers things such as how long you have been on probation, any feedback from your probation officer, the need for modification, the nature of the offense and your criminal history.
I would reach out to a qualified law firm or inquire with your local public defender's office
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