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AB 1950 – Requesting Early Termination of Probation

Assembly Bill 1950 created statutory caps on the length of probation periods for many misdemeanors at one year, and many felonies at two years.  With certain exceptions, you may be eligible to terminate your probation early if your probation term exceeds these limits.  You may click here to access the full text of the bill.  You should do this to make sure if you may qualify.

Please note that these instructions are written with the Metropolitan branch of the Superior Court in Bakersfield as its main focus.  If you intend to file your documents in another branch of the Kern County Superior Court,call that branch  to learn of the dates and times that are available for misdemeanor and felony hearings.

You may be able to schedule a hearing for your 1) Petition to Terminate Probation, 2) Petition to Dismiss (expunge) your conviction and 3) Petition to seal your arrest record at the same time.  You may wish to read the set of instructions for both processes on this page before you start the process.

An informational guide on Termination of Probation Under AB 1950 may be downloaded here.  Please contact the Law Library if you are having trouble downloading this document.

Click here to download the AB 1950 Misdemeanor Petition, and click here to download the AB 1950 Felony Petition.

Click here to download a Proof of Service. If you serve your documents via email, you will need a Proof of Service – Electronic.

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