If I qualify for section 17, (For the charges of small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia) what is the likelihood I will be drug tested at my preliminary hearing at the court of common pleas?
Probably not, however if you think you are automatically section 17 eligible I would reassess your situation a little bit. This is not an automatic program and needs to be negotiated correctly. The District Attorney’s Office in York county many times needs to be convinced that this is the correct this disposition for an individual because of the significant breaks that it offers. This is the only County that does this program and therefore it is scrutinized differently. I would definitely recommend hiring a local York county attorney to represent your interests if this is your pursuit.
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