Pearl City, HI asked in Criminal Law for Hawaii

Q: Am i required to take a UA because I am on supervise release even though i havent been sentenced or charged yet?

I was released on supervise release and part of my terms and conditions is to call a number and if my color is called i need to go in a give them a Urine sample. If i havnt actually been sentence for the crime yet can they really tell me i need to do a UA?

Even if they have no reason to really test me?

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Michael Fayard
Michael Fayard
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Licensed in Hawaii

A: Unfortunately, yes. You can be required to provide a UA if it is part of your pre-trial release. Generally, it is mandatory if the court ordered it. Sometimes a motion can be filed to change the terms and conditions of the pre-trial release, but you would need a good reason to drop the potential UA, especially if you are facing a drug/alcohol related case.

Just remember, if you fail a UA that can be grounds to revoke your supervised release.

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