My question involves criminal law for the state of: Georgia
As my title suggests, I am inquiring about what to do when I "get off of probation".
Here are the particulars:
At age 17 I was placed on 5 (five) years Felony Probation under the First Offender Act in Georgia. The charges were felony burglary and misdemeanor obstructing a police officer (ran away but then came back). I was never in any trouble prior to this debacle, so naturally I stayed out of any more trouble. I haven't had so much as a parking ticket. I paid everything I was asked to pay, on time, and in full. I completed my community service well within the time limit and even did a few extra hours.
Now, present day, it's 5 years later and my probation is about to be "up" or "over" or however it is referred to. My question is simple: What do I need to do, if anything, to "complete" my probation?
An attorney told me "absolutely nothing" but I'd feel more comfortable getting a few second and third opinions. I don't want to be out of state next month visiting my family (after my probation is over), and get stopped and then BAM! I'm arrested or anything like that.
I'm aware of the necessity of an attorney to get my record expunged/sealed, hence why I called the man that told me the aforementioned.
Thanks for the information.
I forgot to ask: Is it safe to leave the state the same day my probation is "over" or should I wait until the following day?
Maybe I posted this in the wrong area? I didn't see the probation area. If a moderator deems it necessary, please move it to the proper area. Thanks!