Yes, if you fail a drug test while on probation you can have your probation revoked and go to jail. Hopefully you did not admit using drugs to your probation officer as many of the drug tests used by the probation department are not admissible in court. Feel free to call me at 404-812-4305 if you have any questions regarding this issue.
A failed drug test could be a basis to revoke your probation and send you to jail. As Mr. Pines stated, do not admit anything and hire an attorney if they file a probation revocation action.
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Yes, you could very well pend some time in jail for failing a drug test while on probation. it all depends on the judge. I know judges who order 30 days of jail no questions asked for a dirty screen and I know others who will give you one strike. You should consult a lawyer in Clayton County.
If you just started probation they may give you a bit of slack on this test. However, probation means you have already been convicted of a crime. You have one foot in the jail cell already!
Talk to a lawyer about this. Refusing to give a statement to your PO can also be a grounds for revocation.
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Simple answer - Yes, you can have your probation Revoked for failing a drug test. The Judge determines the punishment for a Probation Violation. Some Judges will throw the book at you and others take a less severe stance on this type of violation.Please follow this advise, do not admit to drug use to your probation officer!!! Many times the specific types of drug tests used by the probation office are not admissible in court. Additionally, the amount of time that you have been on probation may have an effect Oma dirty drug test result. If you have only been on probation for a short period of time a dirty drug screen (usually for Marijuana) may not be held against you. However, if you have been of probation long enough for the drug to have metabolized out of your system, you could be in serious trouble. I would advise you to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney that regularly practices in your sentencing court. I hope this information has been helpful. Good Luck!!! George McCranie IV
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