There are two general ways that you can be accused of violating the terms of your probation. The first is a technical violation. Technical violations can be failing to pay fines, failing to complete community service hours, curfew violations, etc. Technical violations also include new misdemeanor charges. The second way to violate probation is a new felony charge. To prove that you violated your probation, the State only has to prove that it is more likely than not that you committed the alleged violation. The burden is not beyond a reasonable doubt. If you are found to have violated your probation, you could be eligible to be sentenced to the maximum allowable sentence on the charge(s) that you were put on probation for. If your are arrested for violation of probation, the court has discretion to deny releasing you on bond or pre-trial release. If you are being investigated or have been arrested on a violation of probation, you should contact an experienced attorney at our firm immediately.