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A judge will generally entertain a request for early termination of probation when you have finished at least half of your sentence, if you have not been in any trouble while on probation, if you owe no fines or fees and if you have completed all of your special conditions. So these are the facts above that you want to include in your letter.
What really helps the most, however, is if your probation officer agrees that you're ready to have probation favorably terminated early. If your probation officer is suggesting that you write the letter because he or she believes you're ready to leave the nest, your PO is going to back you up before the judge, and you likely won't need a lawyer. Make it clear in the letter that your PO thinks you are ready now for the termination of your probation and in fact suggested that you write the letter to the court.
A lawyer can always make a better oral argument than a lay person. So I'd give the edge to having your lawyer help you. But with your PO in your corner it probably won't make a huge difference.
Yes. You want to include good facts about your accomplishments to show you're now a responsible member of society with a lot of incentive to stay out of trouble.
Good luck! So long as probation doesn't object on the record, you have got at least a 50=50 chance.
If you can afford to hire a lawyer, do so since your probation is going to stand silent and leave it to the court.