The Order Setting Conditions of Release likely states that you are to refrain from ingesting any controlled substances unless prescribed by a physician. If it does not, your attorney can bring the matter to the Court's attention.
Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.
NATIONAL FEDERAL DEFENSE GROUP
Taking prescribed medications in the way in which they were prescribed is not a basis for revocation. When you give your next UA, alert your pretrial services officer and the person administering the UA that you are on this medication and the urinalysis results may be positive as a result. Bring the prescription bottle with you, so that they can record the relevant info. As long as the UA is only positive for something contained in the meds. you will have no problems. Just be sure Pretrial knows in advance.
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You should contact your attorney and/or pretrial to alert them to the prescription. Most likely you can take a prescribed dosage, but again clear that with pretrial and your attorney.
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