It seems the simply answer to your question is - take the drug test. If your case is still active in court, then offer to take the test on the next court date. If its not, then re-petition for visitation and specifically state in your petition that you're willing to abide by random drug screening to prove to the Court that you're drug-free. For a full assessment of your situation, I advise to schedule a consultation with a NYC Child Custody attorney.
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Yes, of course you can fight to regain your visitation rights! A past ACD for possession of marijuana certainly should not prevent you from having visits. It sounds like you didn't have anyone advocating for you in the courtroom and as a result you got a very bad outcome. I strongly suggest you make contact with an attorney as soon as possible so you can start getting visits. Good luck!
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I agree with both attorneys. Your quickest pivot is to play ball with the court. So what if you did occasionally use and was "dirty?" If you show that you are willing to stop and be tested as much as they want (which will taper off and stop), it's a new beginning. Courts want to keep parents and children together, not alienate them, absent a danger to the child. So let the court get you back in the picture. Where's your attorney in all this? Hire one.
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