Probation is often offered as an alternative to a jail sentence, or in combination with a much shorter jail sentence than you would otherwise face. Under probation, you are allowed to remain free, but must follow procedures and policies outlined by the community supervision department.
Violating your probation comes with serious consequences, which could include hefty fines, extended probation, or revocation of probation. Therefore, if you are under probation, it is imperative that you understand all of the requirements that you need to follow.
These can differ depending upon your specific situation, but there are a number of common requirements. Below, we’re going to detail two different types of probation in Texas and several ways that people typically violate them.[...]