Probation is an alternative form of sentencing that allows an individual to serve time while living in his/her Tennessee community, rather than in prison, under the supervision of a probation officer.
The purpose of probation is to maintain control over the individual during the probationary period and ensure that they do not commit any other crimes.
If a person violates probation, whether by committing another crime or by failing to report to a probation officer, there are several possible consequences:
the probation could be extended,
further conditions of probation could be imposed, or
the original sentence could be imposed, meaning the violator would be incarcerated.