California law allows a motion to be filed to request a person released from probation early and apply for expungement at the same time. Both misdemeanor and felony probationers can be granted an early termination. At the time probation is terminated, an expungement will be requested immediately and is sometimes granted during the same court proceeding. Normally, about half of the probation term should have been completed and the fine fully satisfied. Ultimately, the decision remains at the discretion of the judge. In several circumstances, we have been able to help clients get off probation in as few as 48 hours.