My question is where do they conduct these tests. I already went for my first probation visit and for my alcohol evaluation and was not tested or asked to pee in a cup or anything. When can I expect my first test? are there people on probation who never get alcohol tested at all?
The point of random screening is just that. You could get called, they could come to you for a drop. If you don't have alcohol in your system, it is not a problem.
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I agree with my colleagues questions above. If you waived your Fourth Amendment rights as part of terms of probation, you could get a visit requesting a sample. The best way to not violate your probation is to not drink. If you violate probation, you may find yourself back in front of the judge attempting to explain why he should let you remain on probation. Good luck.
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In my experience it is a standard practice for people placed on probation to waive their 4th Amendment rights. If you have done so - probation can request an alcohol/drug screen at any time. The point of "random" alcohol/drug screens is that you don't know when you will be asked (told) to provide a sample for testing. The advise that I give my clients if they are on probation is DO NOT USE ALCOHOL or DRUGS while on probation. If they test positive on a screen the probation officer can (and will) file for a probation revocation and they will face the possibility of the Judge sending them to JAIL!! Please take this advise seriously - there are allot of FORMER probationers that are now called INMATES because they failed a random alcohol/drug screen. Good Luck on probation!
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