Probation is like a ticking clock, counting down for you from 12 months. The judge has 9 months to play with in determining what to do: revoke the balance and make you serve it, allow you to continue on probation without penalty, and anything in between. There are lots of factors to consider, as well: who your judge and probation officer are, what special conditions the judge imposed upon you at time of sentencing (was no alcohol a condition?), whether your probation officer even knows about the violation. Only a lawyer can help you to examine those factors, AND help you deal with your probation officer. Contact one from avvo in that jurisdiction and see if he/she can help, most give free consultations.