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What happens if I skip a random drug screening during my Pre-Trial period?

Richmond, VA |

I have court in eight days and am on the lowest risk level for pre-trial but I live three hours away from where I have to do the drug test as well as have court so if I can avoid the extra trip that'd be wonderful.

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Being out on bond is a privilege, not a right. If you skip it, you can be violated and lose your bond, or you can be cited for contempt of court which is a separate charge in and of itself.

Good luck.

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You could be cited, arrested, and jailed. The court is not particularly concerned about the inconvenience when it has allowed an alternative to incarceration. Recommend you show up when and where requested. Sorry for the bad news.

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