I have failed three drug tests, once on random colors UA, and then a fourth on for my IOP classes I was mandated to attend. If I just up and leave, what could happen and what would it take to fix this situation later? Also are there any felony offenses in this course of action?
Just using your common sense, I think you can pretty well answer your own question. Although you don't say so, it appears that you are on probation, having made certain promises to the judge that you would do x,y, and z if she put you on probation instead of sending you to jail.
You are repeatedly failing drug tests, each time being a separate violation of the terms of your probation. The judge really only has a choice of adding more treatment requirements, such as inpatient rehab, or revoking your probation and sending you to jail.
Running out on your probation would, at least in the long run, make things worse for you. If you face up to your situation now [and "accept responsibility," in the language of the courts], you could be given more treatment and more time to correct the shortcomings in your performance on probation so far.
If you run, there will be a warrant, on which you could be arrested any time you are stopped for a traffic violation, or whatever. Whether or not you would be extradited back to your home court depends mostly on whether or not the prosecutors are willing to pay the cost of having you transported back to your home court.
As to whether or not there are any felony offenses involve, it's impossible to say for certain without more information, but in most cases, when a person's probation is revoked and they have to serve their time, the prosecutors don't bother to file any possible additional charges for fleeing prosecution, etc., although sometimes they could Most likely you would be looking at serving your original sentence, but you should consult a lawyer about that, if only because if your are on deferred adjudication probation, your exposure is still the maximum possible sentence for your offense. If you are on a different type of probation, your exposure may be less, but still probably jail time. Ask your lawyer.
This answer is intended to be taken as general information and not as specific legal advice. You should always consult a qualified attorney and make him familiar with all the relevant facts in order to get proper legal advice. Every case is different, and they must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. David N. Smith Austin, Texas [email protected] (512) 457-0100
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