Austin Early Probation Release Attorney
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There are two types of community supervision for misdemeanor and felony crimes in Texas: deferred adjudication or straight probation. Early termination of either probation or deferred adjudication is the first step toward gaining back your freedom and getting your criminal record sealed.
If you qualify for early probation release, our Austin probation attorney at the Law Office of Paul Quinzi, PLLC is committed to helping you get released from probation, seal your record, and get your life back on the right path. With more than 15 years of criminal defense and expunction experience, you can count on your firm to ensure you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
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Early Probation Release in Texas
In order to be eligible for early termination of probation in Texas, you must either finish ⅓ of your probation or two years, whichever is less. Early probation release applies to both misdemeanors and felonies.
The following are the requirements for early probation release:
- Complete at least one-third of the probation sentence
- Fulfill conditions of probation
- Pay all fines, restitution, and other court costs
- Complete court-ordered treatment or counseling
However, early release is not mandatory, but rather discretionary according to a judge. This means if you completed all that is required but the judge wants you to finish out the remainder of your probation sentence, you must do so.
The judge will take into consideration the severity of the crime you’re charged with, your criminal history, the rate of recidivism, completion of community service hours and classes/meetings, your probation officer’s opinion, and the opinion of the prosecutor that worked on your case. Other factors include your occupation and how much probation interferes with your job and family.
If you received probation for committing one of the following crimes, you are ineligible for probation:
- DWI or other alcohol-related crimes
- Any felony involving the use of a deadly weapon
- Compelling prostitution
- Sex crimes involving children, including child pornography
- Repeat indecent exposure offense
- First-degree burglary (if the purpose is to commit a sex crime)
- Aggravated robbery
- Aggravated kidnapping
- Drug delivery or manufacture causing serious injury or death
- Repeat drug delivery, manufacture, or possession in a school zone
- Sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault
- Murder and capital murder
- And more
When it comes to early release from deferred adjudication, at any time, you can petition for early release. However, if you have finished a substantial portion of your term, then the court will more likely rule in your favor.
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At the Law Office of Paul Quinzi, PLLC, we can draft a motion for early termination of probation on your behalf and speak to your probation officer and the prosecutor who handled your case in order to gain their support. We will represent you in court and argue for your early release before the judge. Let us help you get a fresh start in life immediately.
For more information about our experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel, contact us today.