Can you get an extension on probation if your still finshing your DUI classes?

Everything is paid off and done. Ticket is paid off and community service is done the only problem is the DUI classes are going to take me 12 weeks and my probation date expires in 1 month which leaves me with finishing up only 6 weeks left of the class. Is there any way I can ask the judge for an extenion instead of going to jail? I’m making an effort I’m actually trying with an income of $800 a month.

Asked on July 3, 2012 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, depending on the judge of course.  Usually, it requires the defendant to file a "Motion for an Extension of Time to Complete Probation". It is always better to file the motion prior to becoming in violation of your probation.  Judges can be more sympathetic if you bring the probation violation to there attention.  Rather than, probation or the prosecution bringing it to the judges attention.

Hope this helps.

 


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