Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: my po got is sending me to a detox program. Will having drugs in my system affect my probation

Also if I don't have drugs in my system will it cause me not to get into the program?

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Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Of course having drugs in your system can affect your probation. However, the fact that your probation officer is requiring you to go to detox means he or she already believes or actually has evidence that you have used drugs in violation of the terms and conditions of your probation. This means, so long as you do as requested by your P.O., your probation will in all likelihood not be revoked. If you show up at to detox with drugs in your system, not only will you be required to commit to the detox program, you'll likely also be required to check into drug rehab, for either in-patient or intensive out-patient care. If you feel your P.O. is acting wrongly in your case, get a lawyer and go before the Court (the judge) with the matter.

Now if you show up to detox without any drugs in your system, you'll likely not be admitted to the detox program. Those programs are designed specifically for people who need to get drugs out of their bodies. In this case, your P.O. will likely require you to go straight into drug rehab, usually on an out-patient basis.

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