I honestly do not know what the requirements of the "new choices" program or any other specific program being offered by the Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, or Montgomery County probation department is. But I want you to consider trying to approach your probation matter, not with your current attitude of "let me do the least amount of BS, so I can get out of here and back to my life." But with a "Ok, I need to make some major changes in my life. Look Mr. or Ms. Probation Officer, I am too afraid to make huge changes to my life all at once, but could you show me some of the baby step stuff, so I don't go to jail?"
Your attitude is the most important thing. If you have a bad attitude, your probation officer will have one. But if you are honest and really try to change, they will help you.
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If the judge orders that you go to New Choices for 6 months, you will be there for 6 months (plus the waiting period to get in.)