I am in iop classes. My therapist pulled me to the side to inform me of the positive testing. I denied taking any illegal drugs. I She informed me that she would send that response to my probation officer which I have never met. I did however take a pill in which I was told it was for headaches turns out it was a bootlegged zanax. I'm afraid it had something else which in why I tested positive. I'm on felony probation what should I expect when I go in to see her Monday
Seriously?! You took medication that was not prescribed to you by a doctor? You should get off the computer and be in touch with your attorney. If you did not have one before get one now.
Make sure your probation officer has copies of all your prescriptions. If what you tested positive for is prescribed, you will be fine. "I didn't know what that pill was!". however, probably won't cut it. Call your lawyer.
You should not be revoked for taking something you have a prescription for (unless you have a probation condition prohibiting this, which does happen). You should NOT admit to taking anything you were not prescribed. The drug patch is based on notoriously unreliable science and many Dallas judges will not revoke based on a dirty patch. You should be prepared for a follow-up UA. If you are just getting started on probation, they are not likely to revoke you under these circumstances at this point. If your P.O. tells you she is going to file a Motion to Revoke, you need to hire an attorney immediately.
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Bootlegged xanax??? That will be a problem. You have a good chance of getting arrested and then a if this is the only violation of your probation you may have to go to in-patient rehab.
You need to hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney to help you. Now. Good luck.
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