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Every other month, I pay for 2 months at a time. Are you familiar with these statutes in colorado?
That is not true as of July of 2010 or 2011. Repeat offenses are within a lifetime in Colorado! My first DUI was in 10/1998 and my second was 13 years later a DWAI in 7/2011.
Valid reasons to terminate your probation early may include (but are not limited to) the fact that your probation is keeping you from securing gainful employment, preventing you from advancing at work, or restricting necessary travel.
Colorado Law gives the court the discretion to grant a request for early termination of probation at any time during the probation period. In practice, as I stated, however, most judges want to see people complete at least 12 to 18 months of the probation before they will seriously consider the motion.
Another option that you may wish to consider if the judge denies your request to terminate your probation early, is to ask the judge if you can change your probation to "non-reporting" probation, especially since you have completed all of the classes, etc. that the judge required. Moreover, even if you are put on "non-reporting" probation, if your new employment takes you out of the state of Colorado, you will have to ask the permission of the probation officer and the judge to leave the state.
If the judge denies your request for "non-reporting" probation, you may wish to request that your reporting requirements be relaxed (for example, report quarterly, or even ask to report by telephone).
Finally, you may wish to contact an attorney in your area who specializes in criminal law. Sometimes, an initial consultation is free or at a minimal charge. You can discuss the specific facts of your case, the fact that the probation officer does NOT object to early termination of your probation, and any other relevant information.
Below is a link to a Colorado attorney referral page.
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I appreciate the referral but am ultimately not very impressed with the insight you have provided. Terminology, terms and statutes of colorado law weren't really accurate. I have been struggling trying to put this behind me and was really hoping for some approach or alternate motion to file.
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