If you are charged with a probation violation then you will need to defend yourself and challenge the alleged violations in court. You should receive a notice stating what conditions of probation you have violated along with a court date in which you must appear. Sometimes a warrant for your arrest will issue for a violation of probation and you won't receive the information until after you are brought before a judge.
At your probation violation hearing, the prosecutor will argue that you are guilty of breaching the terms of your probation and that your probation should be revoked. One of the challenges with a probation violation hearing is that the judge ultimately decides the issues. In other words, if the judge thinks that you did what the prosecutor accuses you of doing, then you can be found to be guilty.
This is why it is so important to hire an experienced defense attorney to defend you and fight the prosecutor. A good defense attorney can either prove that the prosecutor’s allegations are incorrect or, at the very least, seek leniency from the judge when resentencing.
The right defense attorney can mean the difference between a long jail sentence and freedom!
If you are able to challenge the prosecutor’s allegations successfully then you will be allowed to continue your probation without incurring any further legal penalties.