Recently, the criminal defense attorneys of Riebling & Payton, PLLC successfully represented a client and helped him get his three year misdemeanor probation sentence terminated early.
The client had been convicted of misdemeanor Trespass in the Second Degree and had been sentenced to three years of probation by the trial court. After serving half of his probation sentence, the client asked criminal defense lawyer Stephen Riebling to intervene on his behalf and petition the trial court for an early termination of probation. Within a relatively short period of time, Mr. Riebling had assembled the necessary documents and evidence, and then made a formal motion with the Court arguing that the facts of the case required that the client’s probation be ended immediately.
In general, New York State Law allows for the early termination of probation if:
- The individual has completed at least fifty percent (50%) of the probation sentence;
- All outstanding fees, fines and surcharges must be paid in full;
- The individual has completed all necessary classes, treatment, etc.; and
- The early termination will serve the “Best Interests of the Public.”
Mr. Riebling skillfully argued to the Judge that it was in the best interests of the public to terminate the client’s probation early, and the Judge agreed.
The client happily received the news of the Judge’s decision and repeatedly thanked Riebling & Payton for helping him. With the burden of probation lifted, the client was able to move forward with his life.
Terminating Criminal Probation Early
Terminating a sentence of probation for either a felony or misdemeanor conviction is a serious matter that requires careful consideration and preparation. Having an experienced and prepared criminal defense lawyer to review, prepare and present your case is often crucial in convincing a court to decide in your favor. If you are currently on probation and want to have the probation terminated early, you should contact Riebling & Payton, PLLC to learn how we can assist you.
Stephen J. Riebling, Jr. is an experienced Criminal Defense attorney and partner with Riebling & Payton, PLLC, located in Westchester County, NY and has been practicing for more than 25 years. To talk to Mr. Riebling about your case, contact him here.