I was charged with 5 felony counts of criminal threats with a knife enhancement. I plead guilty to two felony criminal threat charges, and I received 5 years of formal probation with time served (8 months).
I have served 1 year of my probation. I have good rapport with my probation officer, and he has told me several times that if it were up to him he would let me off probation.
How likely is it that i can get my probation terminated and my felonies reduced and expunged after 1.5 years? I have paid my restitution, and I went back to college to finish my undergraduate degree. I have also volunteered with congressmen and state legislators, so I can get letters of recommendation of my moral character. I can also get letter of recommendation from professors. I committed the crime while I was on antidepressants, which really messed with me. It was all documented at court.
With only 1.5years out of 5, very unlikely. Most courts want to see a person complete at least half before they even consider early termination.
I agree the only possible way would be if it was your Probation officers motion and not yours
Please be aware that any comments that I have made are preliminary and tentative and not based upon a thorough analysis of your case. I would need additional information and review the exact documentation to be sure of the above advice. The answer above does not create an attorney/client relationship and does not require me to answer any future questions.
Normally this type of relief is possible after a least half of the probation term. If there is a a need to go back to court sooner, the court would want to see some change in circumstance that was not present at the time of the settlement. For example, if you have been turned down for jobs or licenses, along with the other positive steps you have taken in your life, might be enough for a court to grant such a request.
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