Normally, when convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in Tennessee, the defendant's sentence includes some element of probation.  Often times, the probation includes conditions that must be completed such as court costs, fines, drug screens, or special classes.  Other conditions of probation include abstaining from illegal drug use and maintaining good and lawful conduct.  If you are facing a violation of probation, you likely have many questions.  You can try to defend the violation on your own.  We do not recommend that.  Meet with one of our attorneys to develop a custom plan to minimize the penalties assessed in a violation of probation.  We have a track record of successfully navigating our clients through the court system to achieve the best possible result.