I am a minor living in Illinois. On New Years, I smoked a blunt with my dad to celebrate legalization. Now I have a drug test for my non-drug related probation on a felony charge. What can happen to me?
You will be tested and once marijuana will be discovered in your system the probation officer will file a Petition to Revoke your probation as its terms and conditions expressly forbid any use of controlled substances, especially since you are on probation and a minor under the age of 21.
Your case will require a good criminal defense counsel.
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Even though it is legal in certain circumstances for a person over 21 to possess certain amounts of cannabis in certain situations, it is absolutely not legal for a minor to possess cannabis. So a minor testing positive for cannabis can violate that minor's probation or sentence in court. Violation of probation can result in that minor being taken into custody or having having to complete a substance abuse evaluation and counseling. What happens depends on a variety of factors, including whether the minor has ever violated probation before. Hopefully you have an experienced attorney representing you on this.
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