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What if I can't urinate for my probation drug testing??

Fresno, CA |

My probation officer has been trying to make me drug test once a week for the last 7 months. However, every time I go to the lab I can not urinate. Call it nerves, anxiety or pressure but it just wont happen. I have gotten a VOP for it once having to do a 10 day flash incarceration. My question is: what is going to eventually happen if my situation continues? And what should i do about it??

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See a doctor.


If drug testing is a condition of your probation, and I'm assuming it is, you have to comply or face the consequences of jail time (or at a minimum losing the benefit of Prop 36 or Drug Diversion) Unfortunately, i don't think the judge will readily accept the notion that EVERY time you go to the P.O. you can not urinate. What about sitting in the office until you have the urge? What about seeking the test at your doctor's office? While the latter option could end up a costly undertaking, it would at least suggest your good intentions of complying with that condition of probation rather than what it appears to be - that you are refusing to comply. Good luck.

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