A person who is on probation can face a probation violation called a probation revocation hearing. A probation violation can have disastrous consequences ranging from getting a conviction on your record, serving an immediate jail sanction or having the remaining time left on the suspended sentence executed. This would include the probationer being sent to prison on a previously stayed felony offense. In order for the court to execute the sentence the court must order the following:
1) designate the specific condition or conditions that were violated;
2) find that the violation was intentional or inexcusable; and
3) find that the need for confinement outweighs the policies favoring probation.
State v. Austin, 295 N.W.2d 246, 250 (Minn.1980)
State v. Modtland, 695 N.W.2d 602, 608 (Minn.2005).