Gary Churak's Answer
Probation is a court-ordered supervision by a probation officer of the terms and conditions of your probation. Usually you’re required to report to your probation officer. It can be a weekly basis or it can be a monthly basis. There usually are urine analysis’ taken for drug and alcohol use. You have to do community service. You’ll pay fines, court costs, and supervisory fees, and of course, stay out of trouble. Any violations of your terms and conditions of your probation can cause your probation to be revoked, a warrant issued for your arrest, and potentially you could wind up in jail or prison.