Whenever a defendant is sentenced to probation, it means that they are in a state of conditioned liberty as per conditions of probation handed down by the courts. Defendants agree to these conditions such as maintaining on-the-books employment, refraining from drug and alcohol usage, and not associating with certain persons. If any of these conditions are violated, the probation officer will petition the Superior Court for a Violation Of Probation (VOP) hearing. Additionally, as a condition of probation, you consent to allow the probation officer or any law enforcement officer to search your home, vehicle, place of employment, and personal effects without a warrant.
During the VOP hearing, the State will present evidence to show that you violated the terms and conditions of probation. If the judge finds you have violated the terms of your probation, s/he can dole out punishments such as; more intensive supervision while on probation and revocation of probation while also remanding you to jail/prison.
Therefore, it is important that you follow the terms and conditions of your probation and communicate effectively with your probation officer.