My son and his wife were both pulled over years ago and got in trouble for smoking marijuana. They took off out of state. They came back. My son took care of his first. Then she got a lawyer and took care of hers. They have 3 kids now and wanted their life straightened out. She got a bad wrap on hers. Gave her big fines and probation. She was doing her stuff okay. The issue is that she has had bad health problems for years. She has severe pain issues. She has many problems, cancer in the past and who knows. Probation officer told her as long as she had a script from her doctor she would be okay. Then she was violated because of it. Then the really socked it to her. Now probation won't let her take what she needs and she is suffering bad. Can they do this? This is cruel.She now has to deal with her probation officer saying she has an addiction problem which she does not. She just has fibromyalgia or something. I also have been sick for years with fibromyalgia and she is like me. We are sick all the time.I have been on pain management for years. She has to try to work and take care of 3 young kids. I am so upset over this. What brought this to a head here is because she had a filling in her tooth. It got infected. Her face was swollen on her right side. Dentist gave her vicodin and antibiotics. The probation officer won't let her take it no matter how much pain she is in.The other time when they violated her was when she hurt her back at work.They gave her something at the hospital and she was violated for it. Does this seem right to you? Her probation officer is nasty to her every time she tries to talk to her.
You could consider hiring a lawyer to see if the probation officer can be switched. Generally, the Court will not interfere in how the probation department conducts its business. A new probation officer is not likely going to change issues with the types of medications that your son's wife is allowed to take. It will be up to your daughter in law to have her doctor provide the proper documentation to the probation department and/or Court. Sometimes a probation department will want a probationer to take non narcotic based medications. I don't know enough about your daughter in laws case to know if there are addiction issues that are contributing to the decisions made by the probation department, and what the Judge specifically ordered to do. You could also hire an attorney for her to try and modify the terms of her probation.
I agree with Attorney Hilf. I would add, however, that if you read what you have written through the eyes of a probation officer, it looks like she is doctor shopping for pain meds. While she may not be, if you look at it through his eyes, you may understand why he is acting that way. Imagine how many people tell him that they need the meds for this or that. She must make sure she carries her proper prescription with her at all times. Simply telling the PO that a doctor gave it to her isn't going to cut it. Good Luck!
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