Probation might seem like the best resolution to your criminal case. You might soon realize this isn't really the case once you learn about the terms of probation. You can face a very limited life. If you don't abide by the restrictions and rules, you can face a probation violation.
DWI is a very expensive allegation. If you are convicted, then you face being assessed thousands of dollars in fines, court costs, administrative surcharges, increases in your car insurance (as well as being required to maintain SR-22 insurance during the time that you have an occupational drivers license), education courses, Victim Impact Panel classes, restitution, as well as time spent performing community service and other conditions required if you are granted community supervision (probation) by the judge rather than a jail sentence.
In Ex Parte Dangelo, a case out of the Fort Worth Court of Appeals, the defendant had a Fifth Amendment right not to answer proposed polygraph examination questions about whether, since being on probation, he had sexual contact with minors. The question asked about independent crimes rather than mere community supervision violations. The following are the polygraph questions asked of the defendant: