Can I get my probation get transferred to another state?

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Can I get my probation get transferred to another state?

I got 2 years probation for a DWI. I go monthly to see my monitor. I want to relocate out of state to where my family lives. Next will be a year that I have completed, leaving me a year left on probation. Should I write a letter to the judge asking to be released from probation, or are both options not even a possibility?

Asked on December 19, 2012 under Criminal Law, Maryland

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Early discharges are extremely difficult, especially for DUI cases.  If you have a chance at getting off early, it will be at the recommendation of your probation officer.  Judges don't keep track of every defendant... instead they rely on probation officers for their recommendations.  Your better option is to apply for a transfer of your probation.  The transfer will depend, again, on the recommendation of your current probation officer and the approval of the receiving state.  If you've been a good probationer, then your transfer will most likely be approved.  If you have some unusual issues or if you've already had issues with compliance, you may have some difficulties. 


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