I took a drug test last month and my next appointment is in 3 days. I had taken an adderall a few days before being tested. I've been on probation 7 months and it was my first drug test. Will they immediately arrest me when I show up to my appointment?
Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are prescribed the medication, then you should not be arrested. However, if you were taking this prescription medication illegally, then you could have two years of your probation revoked or the balance of your probation revoked, whichever is less. I would anticipate that you are going to be arrested. However, you need to report anyhow. If you fail to do so, all you would do is make a bad situation worse. You should contact an attorney in your area that is familiar with the judge, the prosecutor, and the probation officer to better help you.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
I think Attorney Partain has answered your question well. I would emphasize that you report as scheduled. Failing to do so will make a bad situation worse.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
That is up to your probation officer. Bring with you a copy of your prescription, if you have one, and present it to your probation officer at your next meeting. If your probation officer files a petition to modify/revoke your probation, hire the best lawyer you can afford, and follow his/her advice.
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DUI / DWI Attorney
It is up to your probation officer. They could arrest you immediately, they could schedule a probation revocation hearing, or they could do nothing. If you have a prescription for the drug be sure to take that to your appointment.
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DUI / DWI Attorney
Presuming you had a prescription for this drug dated it should not pose a serious problem of you to explain. Be prepared to discuss you diagnosis. I do not recall Adderall being prescribed except for well know neurological conditions? Meanwhile, you might want to discuss this matter with your former attorney as he or she may know the personnel you will be dealing with. Beyond that, if things go south with the test and the explanations you provide are not sufficient, expect anything from a Petition to Revoke your probation to some sort of more intense monitoring of your case.
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