I have no prior record nor any substance abuse back round in my history, spent 1.5 months in jail. upon my release I was put on probation for 1 year with color code based (remain substance free) probation along with monthly payments and im currently considered indigent. went to retrieve my personal property that was held from my vehicle from feb 4th 2015 and was told charges are still pending and I could not receive my property, as far as I was told by the judge, victim received her property back and did not want to press charges.. according to the police dept there were 13 other vehicle break-ins and I will be receiving 13 pending charges in the mail.. I was released on april 15th 2015. I requested a lawyer as soon as I was detained and was called every foul name possible.
For some reason, that's what the judge ordered; perhaps it was based on the facts underlying the crime. If you believe the judge did not order it, you can go back to court and ask for it to be revised.
You may want to review your case with a criminal defense attorney. Without knowing more about your case, I can't answer why the judge added drug testing as part of your probation. It might be worthwhile to get a lawyer on board, who can file a motion to get back into court and try to persuade the judge to terminate that condition of probation.
This is not intended as legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
To get a good answer you have to either actually describe what the crime was & the circumstances alleged in the police report, but if the judge ordered you to remain substance free probation monitors that with drug testing. As far as probation fees, everyone, even indigent defendants get assessed the fees. If they are really too much for you then speak with your PO about going to court to get them converted to community service. A far as whether your case is still pending to get your stuff back, I can't answer why it says that without knowing the specifics of your case - is it pretrial probation, a CWOF or a guilty w/a probation sentence. You really should discuss the specifics with a criminal defense attorney who can see the actual docket and probation contract
This is not intended to be a legal advice and does not create attorney-client relationship where confidentiality and privilege would attach. It cannot be a substitute for a qualified advice of an attorney licensed in a specific jurisdiction.
Probation may be able to help you have the case reviewed, if you have been following the terms of your probation. Try asking. What can it hurt?
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