Early Termination of Probation
Probation may be a preferable alternative to prison and an effective way to rehabilitate convicted offenders, but after a while the process can become time and cost-prohibitive – both for the offender and for the state. If you have complied with the terms of your probation and have exhibited good behavior and/or any evidence that you wish to again become an uninhibited constructive contributor to society, you may be eligible for early termination of probation under Ohio law. Working with a qualified Dayton criminal defense lawyer can simplify this process for you so you can work on getting your life back.
Dayton Early Termination of Probation Lawyer
If you have been serving probation for a conviction in Dayton, Kettering, Huber Heights, Troy, Piqua, Springfield, Beavercreek, Fairborn, or the surrounding areas, feel that you have paid your debt to society and it's time to move on with your life, contact the experienced criminal defense team at Joslyn Law Firm. Our attorneys will take your case step-by-step through the process of applying for early termination, showing compliance, and proving rehabilitation while providing excellent customer service. For your free case consultation concerning early termination of probation, contact Joslyn Law Firm at (937) 356-3969 today.
Dayton Probation Under Ohio Law
The purpose of probation is dual: to keep nonviolent and/or unlikely to repeat offenders out of prison and to more efficiently rehabilitate and reintroduce offenders as productive citizens into society. In Ohio, probation can include any number of tasks in addition to supervision by a probation officer. Possible requirements include:
- Payment of fines and/or restitution to the court or victim
- Community service
- Drug and alcohol treatment programs
- Random drug tests
- Random searches
- Ignition interlock device
- Driver's license suspension
The maximum a person can remain on probation is five years. However, if you comply with conditions the court imposed with a good attitude and complete all the time-limited requirements before your probation period is up, you could be eligible for early termination of probation. An experienced Dayton criminal defense attorney can look at your case and determine if you are ready to apply as well as handle the application process.
Early Termination Process in Montgomery County
Your probation officer usually reviews your case annually at minimum to determine if a recommendation for early termination is appropriate. Remember, though, that you are not the only candidate your probation officer is in charge of, and he or she may be overwhelmed with paperwork and other supervisory duties. That is why it is important to keep open, honest, and frequent communication with your probation officer so that you have a good idea when both you and him or her are on the same page when it comes to whether or not you are ready for early termination of probation.
You are eligible for early termination only once you have complied with the conditions and sanctions of supervision imposed by the court, and if there is no explicit policy or court mandate specifying otherwise. Again, it is crucial that you and your probation officer are on good terms, as he or she will be the final recommendation you need when applying for early termination. Once you have complied with all the terms of your probation and believe you are ready and eligible to terminate, it is time to submit DRC Form 3065 with all relevant recommendation for termination of probation and community control reports and documentation.
The probation officer will then conduct a local record check for warrants and unreported arrests during supervision along with a detailed outline of the individual's history during supervision, including date of arrest, disposition, attitude, problem areas and rehabilitation, and any remaining problem areas. If the termination is granted, the individual will be released from supervision and the case will be closed. If the termination is denied, a special report detailing the reasons will be submitted and a follow-up date for the next review will be established. A qualified criminal defense attorney will be able to walk your petition through the administrative process and work with your probation officer while you focus on rebooting your life.
Joslyn Law Firm | Montgomery County Early Termination Attorney
If you have completed your probation in Montgomery County, Miami County, Clark County, Greene County, or the surrounding areas and feel that it is hindering your contribution to society more than it is helping, call the experienced Dayton criminal defense attorneys at Joslyn Law Firm today. You have nothing to lose but an early reinstatement of your freedom, because your first consultation is free. So call us at (937) 356-3969 now.