I'm 17 and got caught shoplifting and I have court in 2 days. I just wanted to know if they would drug test me and if they do, can I refuse? if I refuse, can I be punished for it?
Unlikely they will drug test you for a petite theft. However, you should be contacting local criminal defense attorneys who can look at the charging documents and work out a defense with you. Petite Theft is a serious charge and will haunt you when looking for jobs.
I am forwarding this to criminal defense forum - you entered it in the DUI forum.
Good luck to you
If drug testing is a condition of your release, you won't be forced to take a drug test, but failure to do so could result in your being rearrested and held in custody pending the disposition of your case. Good Luck!
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