Hello, I was sentenced to 2 years federal probation and in a couple months the half way point will pass. What steps do I need to take to ask the court if I can be released from probation early? I really do not have allot of money so I am not sure I can afford an attorney. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
See the link below, but I really advise you to speak with a Federal Attorney on this issue.
Contact the federal Defender's office in your district. Some federal defender offices will assist people with early termination of supervised release. I strongly recommend that you have an attorney assist you. Trying to represent yourself in federal court is usually a bad idea.
I am a CA attorney and this is just meant to get you started in looking for the right lawyer! This is not legal advice. No Attorney/Client relationship has been formed. I may or may not be licensed in your jurisdiction. Please consult an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction for state specific advice.
The district court, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3564(c), may terminate a sentence of probation at any time in the case of a misdemeanor or infraction, and after one year in the case of a felony. The court must determine, after considering all of the factors in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), as they relate to you and your case individually, whether termination is "warranted by [your] conduct" and is otherwise in the "interest of justice."
Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.
NATIONAL FEDERAL DEFENSE GROUP
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