Early Termination of Burbank Probation


A common issue that I am seeing these days relates to people on probation who are seeking employment. Because potential employers typically run background checks, a person on probation is placed at a severe disadvantage in obtaining a new job. In Burbank Court, people are generally sentenced to a time period of three years of summary probation on misdemeanor and felony cases. So, what options exist for someone on probation who is diligently seeking a job?

California has a difficult job-hunting environment without the burden of a conviction and probation. However, in the past few years, I have found judges and prosecutors more willing to agree to shorten the periods of probation, on a case by case basis, in order to open up prospective employment opportunities.

If a situation exists where a person has a job offer, pending on a successful background check, time is of the essence for that person to retain a Burbank Criminal Attorney to request that any Burbank probation cases be terminated. This requires a noticed motion pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.3, which contains points and authorities, argument, and evidence, including a declaration.

After a court hearing, if the judge agrees to terminate or shorten the period of probation in the criminal case, the person can then promptly request their Burbank Criminal Defense Attorney to take the next step- filing a motion to expunge the conviction, pursuant to Penal Code section 1203.4. If the expungement motion is granted in a criminal case, the convicted person can answer in many job application situations, that he or she has not been convicted of that crime.

Because judges and prosecutors are familiar with the challenges related to employment of convicted persons, if you or someone you know has a conviction and is on probation, you may have options. Contact an effective Burbank Criminal Defense Attorney to see what options exist to help you with your case. You can read more about these issues on our website at: early termination of probation and expungement.