Unsupervised Probation in Georgia
How Can I Make my Probation Unsupervised in Georgia?
If you are on probation, you know it can be a hassle reporting to your probation officer every month (or in some cases, every week). This is especially true if you are a full-time employee or student with a busy schedule.
Recent changes to Georgia law encourage the courts to allow probationers to change their probation to “unsupervised” as quickly as possible.
There are several ways to do this:
- The easiest way is to negotiate it as part of the original plea. That way, it is already in place when the time comes.
- If that’s not done, a behavioral incentive date can be requested to examine the probationer’s behavior and determine if it is appropriate to go unsupervised at that point.
- Lastly, you can petition the court to show reasons as to why your probation should be unsupervised. If you have completed all of your probation requirements (community service, fines, etc…) it is likely that the judge will allow this to happen.
A good criminal attorney that knows the right arguments to make can help you get unsupervised probation as quickly as possible.