I am not an attorney in Florida but you should contact a Florida attorney before you go to court this time because a violation of probation could mean jail time.
A lot of people get 'arrest' and 'custody' mixed up. When you got pulled over in 2007 and "had to appear in court," that was essentially an arrest - but it was a non-custodial one. The officer didn't take you in but not all crimes and arrests involve someone being taken into custody, unless of course they fail to appear or fail to complete probation.
If you want to stay out of court and out of jail, get a checklist of the things you need to do, complete them, show the court proof, and get off probation. Courts are not forgiving when you don't complete probationary terms, so it is in your best interest to obey all court orders.