Mount Washington, KY asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Kentucky

Q: Can you object to conditional monitored release in Kentucky?

Every single person with a drug charge is being required to report to Pre Trial Services for random drug screens and forced to pay for them. Personally Im baffled. Innocent until proven guilty is yet again getting bypassed. What if the officer illegally searched? In the meantime you fail a drug test and they revoke your bail does it mean that now it's a new charge plus the current charges are still scheduled. And the prosecutor has access to the fact you failed a test so therefore your current case is a slam dunk. This is Ludacris to me...Can someone tell me if this judge is able to do this to everyone? Imagine I am innocent and now I have been in jail for a week, lost my job for no showing, spent savings of $1500 to get out and now I am gonna be required to show up at random times and pay fees that are more than my electric each month. Oh yeah and I haven't been found guilty of anything yet and I actually happen to be innocent. Im a grown man in tears with anger.

2 Lawyer Answers
Matt Schalk
Matt Schalk
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Princeton, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: You can object to it but then you probably wouldn't get released from jail.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: You can object to it but it likely will be overruled.

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