In the state of Rhode Island, you can end your probation early if you are able to obtain approval from the Superior Court. However, in order to do this, you will need to meet certain criteria. In this blog, we explain what Rule 35(c) is, and how to find out if you are eligible for ending your probation early.
What Are the Requirements for Rule 35(c)?
If you want to find out if you are eligible to have your probation terminated under Rule 35(c), you need to review the following criteria to see if all of the following statements are true and apply to your situation:
- You have been placed on probation in your community for at least 3 years.
- The court has not declared you to be a violator of your term of probation in the last 3 years.
- You do not have an active no-contact order against you as part of your probation.
- You have complied with all terms and conditions of your probation. This includes completing counseling and community service orders, as well as paying restitution orders and all fines.
- No pending probation/deferred sentence revocation proceedings have been filed against you.
- You are not currently on parole in Rhode Island or any other jurisdiction.
- You are not on probation, serving a suspended sentence, or serving a deferred sentence in any other criminal case in Rhode Island or in any other jurisdiction. The only exception to these conditions is if you have another criminal case in Rhode Island where the term of probation, suspended sentence, or deferred sentence was imposed on the same date as the other sentence and the sentences were ordered to run concurrently.
- There are no pending charges against you in Rhode Island or any other jurisdiction.
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Do you meet the conditions we have listed above? If so, you should consult with our team of attorneys to find out how to end your probation early and move on with the rest of your life. At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq, we are here to walk you through the legal process and defend your rights. Let us take a look at your case today and get started building a strong legal strategy for you.