San Antonio lawyer Ted Roberts has been granted "shock probation." That means Ted Roberts will be let out of state prison early and he will seve 10 years probation. See report. Ted Roberts is the lawyer who was found guilty of forcing various persons to keep him quiet about these men having sexual relations with Ted Robert’s wife. ‘Shock probation" refers to the unexpected nature of receiving probation. The offender thinks he is spending so many years in jail, but instead the judge lets him after having already sent him to prison.