I want to know if I need to have a lawyer handle request to move felony DUI probation from California to Florida? 4 Answers as of August 27, 2012

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Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
You should contact the Probation Office.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/27/2012
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
If someone told you getting a transfer is easy or even likely, they were misinformed. You must file a Petition in the convicting court showing legal "good cause" for the request, with proof the other state's probation or parole dept and courts will accept and supervise you. Also needed is proof of consent of CA's probation or parole dept, because without that, the CA court will generally not approve your Petition. You are always entitled to represent yourself in court. Whether you should is a different issue. The conventional wisdom is that an attorney will be able to do a better job and get a better outcome. Prosecutors and judges don't like dealing with ProPers.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/27/2012
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Most certainly, and even then it will likely be denied. By yourself you have ZERO chance.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/26/2012
Law Office of Jared C. Winter
Law Office of Jared C. Winter | Jared C. Winter
When it comes to transferring probations from one jurisdiction to another, keep in mind that it is up to the new county to decide if they are willing to accept you there or not. You could probably handle this on your own. You need to contact the probation department in the Florida county you're moving to. Explain that you want to transfer your probation there. If they are willing to accept you, they'll let you know what you need to do. However, if they are unwilling to accept you, you can't move there until your felony probation terminates. If this turns out to be the case, then you should hire a lawyer to file a motion to terminate probation early here in California.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/26/2012
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