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Posted 3 months ago

 

 I have a question and will not take this as legal advice nor hold anyone responsable for there answers to me!


I was arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail and 3 years probation I served my one year on house arrest and never was violated I had a few health issues which the court was aware of and needed surgery while on house arrest and they let me have time off to take care of the problem and then went right back on and finished my time. 


I have now completed 1 year and 11 months fo the 3 year probation. my fines and fees are paid off but my restution isn't and is in collections which it shouldn't have went to collections as I'm also on disablity and the county doesn't send anyone on disablity to collections they usually let them pay as they can. 


My PO and I have talked and he told me we could try to apply for early termanation of my probation seeing as my restatution is in collections and the collection agency will not come after me for failure to set up payment arrangements as I'm on disablity and don't make enough to pay the amount they want me to pay. I have had no violations and the only run in with police that I have had since this all started was a ticket for not wearing my seat belt. Which my PO officer said was nothing to worry about he didn't even write it down. 


My Daughter has moved 1000 miles from where we live now. and my husband has excepted a job offer in the same town she lives in and wants to relocate us to there. My daughter has not established residency there as of yet as she has only been there a month. 


The courts gave me when I came on probation papers that I can travel out of state to where my Father lives anytime I want I didn't have to notify them of my comings or goings. I just couldn't go there with out visiting my father. 


They have also granted me travel papers to anywhere I wanted to go when ever I have asked for them. I was able to go to where she is living while on probabtion 3 times so far with no questions asked, the last one being when we moved her there. 


My PO told me he wouldn't fight me coming off early but that the judge doesn't ask for his recommondation on if I could come off early or not. what are the chances of being released early seeing as I have not had any problems thus far. 


 


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Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see a question in here. A bunch of misspelled words but no question.


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I'm confused. My question is what is the purpose of posting this information?

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 She is asking what is the chance the judge will let her off early. . . .to which the answer is. . . .depends on the judge.  You may wish to find member Cat D as she deals with this more than most of the officers on here would.  Very few of the officers on here follow much of their work that far through the system. . . .unless they have a personal interest in the case for some reason.  Again though, it is all dependent upon if you can impress the judge or not.  That person is the ONLY person that has control over your immediate destiny.  I doubt anyone here has a crystal ball to be able to tell you what that person thinks on a daily basis. . . .sorry.


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Usually when you pay fines to the court, they cover the restitution first, so the victim of your crime can get back what is lost. I am confused as to why the court would take your fines without paying the victim what you owed them. You said you cannot pay what they are asking for restitution. Are you making any payments? Are they just not enough? I don't think it's fair to use your disability as a reason to not pay, as collections will not go after a person with a disability. Since you asked for my opinion, I would tell you if I was the judge, I would not let you off of probation early until you paid 100 percent restitution to the victim.

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Beowulf_7 says ...



 She is asking what is the chance the judge will let her off early. . . .to which the answer is. . . .depends on the judge.  You may wish to find member Cat D as she deals with this more than most of the officers on here would.  Very few of the officers on here follow much of their work that far through the system. . . .unless they have a personal interest in the case for some reason.  Again though, it is all dependent upon if you can impress the judge or not.  That person is the ONLY person that has control over your immediate destiny.  I doubt anyone here has a crystal ball to be able to tell you what that person thinks on a daily basis. . . .sorry.



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 Based on my experience as a bailiff during many such hearings.  Judges seldoom shorten probation unless all fines and restitution are paid.  Your milage may vary.

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It depends on the Judge. In my state if you owe victim restitution and it is not paid in full the chances of an early termination are slim to none. Based on your circumstances , the Judge may allow it. I had one girl offer to sign a civil judgement to complete her restitution and the Judge allowed it and let her off probation. If you can't afford an attorney, go talk to you local public defenders office or Legal Aid office. Oh, and I've got 28 yrs  in as a probation officer.


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