I had three years on probation and I have 9 months left and I have completed all my community service hours and paid everything but two hundred dollars on my fines and I have not gotten in trouble with the law anymore since I been on probation but on Valentine's Day I smoked weed and I failed my first drug test in two 1/2 half year on probation do think I will go to jail
It completely depends on the judge, prosecutor and probation officer. Your PO should be able to tell you if he/she is seeking an arrest warrant, a walk in hearing with the judge, an administrative hearing, etc
I believe that yes, you will likely go to jail, at least temporarily. I'm shocked that they didn't already arrest you for the failed screen. However, some probation offices take the initial screening results and have them confirmed by an independent lab before issuing a warrant for arrest. I assume you're on non-reporting probation at this time. If I were you, I'd pay the remaining fine ASAP, and stop the dope NOW! That way, if they arrest you and you've not smoked anything for at least 30 days, beg them re-test you, and argue that you quit the dope and to release you assuming the re-test is negative. Good luck!
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While you have been doing well on probation, a failed drug test can result in you going back to jail. You will need to meet with an attorney that can present the positive aspects of you to the court, and try to prevent you from going to jail.
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