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Probation Questions - Early release?

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What is the name of your state? Louisiana


Ask your probation officer.

Probation Questions - Early release?
What is the name of your state? Georgia - Cobb County

I was arrested and charged (plea agreement) with Arson. This was a suicide attempt in my own home due to mental illness, divorce, and surgicval error. When accepting this plea- I thought or asumed that I would serve 2 years of active probation, then be converted to inactive for a year- maybe two. Although- I really do not understand why there is an "inactive probation" status. Well, this is not the case. I was almost immediately placed on inactive and told that Cobb County does not do early releases. I am told as well (after expressing interest) to follow the procedure for a pardon that there was no chance of this. Before my conviction, I was a model citizen. I was a public notary and voted regularily. Although, I do understand that this is the consequence to my own actions- I truly feel enough is enough. I have looked for 2 solid years for a job- Unable to secure one. I did return to college to complete my education, securing a 3.91 GPA. I will graduate in 6 months and my alimony payments are reduced to 1/2. Leaving me unable to pay my bills regularily and about to lose my home. I worked a Federal Work Study job for 1 week, then terminated once my background check came in. I was hired a year ago by the American Red Cross, but before I even walked in the door for training- I was let go due to my conviction.

Any advise that you can give me would truly be appreciated! I will be ever so grateful! Just do not know what to do!

Thank you in advance for your help!

garrula lingua

Senior Member
Maybe you can tailor your career to your background (as you can't change your bkgrnd).

Check out careers in sales; you've got a high GPA - look into various fields - check with a job counselor & maybe you'll find a work field which won't give you as many problems.

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