house was raided, they found 1 lortab in a baggy and an empty grinder. charged me with VGCSA sched 3, and posession of marijuana less than an oz. i have recent perscriptions for opiates so i am in the clear on that, but i have only been clean from marijuana for a week, will i be drug tested at my arraignment? id ask my attorney i paid 10 grand too but he wont answer his phone...
My opinion is that unless random drug testing is a condition of your bond, it is highly unlikely you would be tested at all if and until you plead guilty or were found guilty of these charges. Regardless, I would certainly suggest you stop all illegal drug use immediately.
Highly doubtful unless someone smells it on you or suspects you to be under the influence. Remember, any time you go to the courthouse, there are police officers everywhere. Also, if you are offered a great deal at arraignment, the Judge will ask if you are under the influence of drugs when you enter a plea. Therefore, it being in your system is not a problem until after you are on probation, but being under the influence at the time you go to court can be a big problem.
The above information is general in nature. In order to obtain more specific and legal advice upon which to base your important decisions, please contact our office directly for a free phone or in person consultation. Robert M. Gardner, Jr. Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP [email protected] 53 W. Candler St. Or 718 Oak St. Winder, Ga. 30680 Gainesville, Georgia (770) 307-4899 (770) 538-0555 gadebtlaw.com hicksmasseyandgardner.com serving metro Atlanta and all of Northeast Georgia Bankruptcy, Divorce, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Adoption, Civil and Criminal Litigation
Unless you appear at arraignment obviously under the influence of a drug or alcohol, there will be no reason to test you- at least as it involves the arraignment.
And if you can't get your lawyer on the phone after reasonable time, you can always fax a note to him or contact him by email. Lawyers are busy- trial attorneys are tied up in court for days on end and cannot return calls. Hopefully he will do so some evening or weekend. Be patient; when its YOUR turn in court, you will want his full attention too.
Thanks for reading my response to this question. If your found this answer "Helpful" or "The Best Answer" PLEASE MARK IT, because Avvo awards me points. Thank you! Note that the questioner and any reader do not have an attorney-client relationship formed by our communications on this website. Advice given by me on this website is general advice based on partial information. You should not rely on any advice given without first hiring a lawyer in the area where the case is pending, and providing that lawyer with full information.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline