Can I change my suspended sentence to a deferred sentence after serving over half of my probation sentence?

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Can I change my suspended sentence to a deferred sentence after serving over half of my probation sentence?

I got a 4 1/2 year suspended probation sentence I have a year and a half left but I want to request it to be changed to a deferred sentence instead. I wanted to get completely off and have the deferred but my PO recommended doing only one. I am a military spouse and would prefer to get both. What should I do?

Asked on August 7, 2012 under Criminal Law, New Mexico

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you prefer to receive a deferred sentence as opposed to the suspended sentence in place against you pertaining to the prior criminal matter involving you, you should consult with a criminal defense attorney to see if this can be accomplished under the laws of your state as well as well as what is written in the sentencing report pertaining to you.


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