I am currently on 12 months reporting probation in Oakland county, District Court 52-3. I was ordered to complete 90 days w/soberlink, 60 hrs. of community service, a one-day alcohol class, and a MADD event. I completed everything w/in 3.5 months. I work full-time, am 29, have no priors, and have had no violations. I am coming up on the 6th month of probation. I was switched to a new probation officer recently and neither one has had me tested me for alcohol or drugs since the judge ordered an initial pre-trial drug test or after I completed the soberlink.
I am wondering if it is possible to get probation terminated early, maybe by the 8th month. I have an extended period of time off from work and would like to spend it with family, within the state, but not near my home. After I return, my work week hours double and I live in a hotel. I'm afraid I'd miss a random testing since I won't be getting mail. Also, I'm afraid having to miss work during our busiest time would cause problems with my job. Is it worth filing a motion? I'm not sure if my PO would support it, I don't really get any vibes from her.
You need to address it with your PO before doing anything. You will need her recommendation. If she won't recommend it, you'll be wasting your time. If she will, then you can seriously start thinking about early termination.
Also, remember that as long as you are on probation, you need to comply with the terms. You're anticipating some issues coming up. Address them now with your PO. If you won't be at your mailing address, you need to let your PO know. Maybe you can get notice of any random tests by text or phone.
First, if you had an attorney for your plea, contact he or she since they would know your situation better than anyone on AVVO. Second, then discuss your request with your probation officer. If you can't obtain the relief you want from with either source, seek a consultation with an experienced MICHIGAN criminal defense attorney who practices before the judge in question on a regular basis who can then file the appropriate motion on your behalf. Good luck!
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I suggest that you hire an attorney to file a Motion to Modify your probation. It is less likely that probation will just end, and more likely that if the Court goes along with the request that the conditions of probation will be modified.
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