Texas permits the early termination of probation for those who are eligible and meet certain criteria. It’s in the judge’s complete discretion to rule on the early termination and they’ll look to many factors including:
- Compliance with all terms and conditions of probation
- Recommendation from both the probation officer and prosecutor.
- Seriousness of the offense
- Prior criminal history
WHEN ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION?
A defendant is eligible to petition for early termination of probation when they’ve completed a minimum of one third of their probation term and or 2 years whichever is earlier.
WHO CAN QUALIFY FOR EARLY TERMINATION FOR PROBATION?
Defendants can qualify for early termination when they’re:
- Current on the payment of all court costs, fines and restitution.
- Completed with all court ordered classes, counseling and community service
- Complied with all other terms and conditions of probation
WHAT OFFENSES DON’T QUALIFY FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION?
Several offenses don’t qualify for early termination of probation including:
- Sexual assault and other sexual offenses
- Requirement to register as a sex offender
LAW OFFICE OF RONALD L. BARON, PLLC CAN ASSIST WITH THE FILING OF A PETITION FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION.