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How long can a person be held in jail for failing a drug test while on probation?

On probation for larceny and 2 months to go before it is finished.

Lawrence Lewis
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The remainder of the probation.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/23/2013


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Depending on the judge, at least until the violation of probation hearing. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.

Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 4/18/2013

Answer By Maurice Ross
Barton Barton & Plotkin
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You can be held until probation is finished or longer if you are charged with a new drug offense and convicted.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/17/2013


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Failing a drug test is a violation of probation. He can be required to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 4/17/2013

Answer By R. Tambasco

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The short answer is what the plea agreement or sentencing order of the court may set out. If neither is the case the court will make that determination based on and within the suspended sentence.

Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 4/17/2013

Timothy J. Thill P.C.
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He can be held up to the maximum time the original charge allows by statute. I seriously doubt though, that the judge will hold him for that long.

Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/17/2013

Answer By B. L. Conway
Conway Law Pllc.
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Depends on how much time is hanging over your head.

Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 4/17/2013

Michael Breczinski
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Yes they can put you in jail for a probation violation.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/17/2013

Answer By John F Brennan
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
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The normal penalty for a violation of probation is to incarcerate the offender for the original sentence.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/17/2013

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