Ifsomeone had 2 failed drug tests while on probation, what will happen?

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Ifsomeone had 2 failed drug tests while on probation, what will happen?

My Boyfriend is on probation for 1 year. He had to take a drug test about 2 months ago. He failed it. He already paid the probation charge in the first 3 weeks of probation, he also got a job. So today he had to see his probation officer again. My boyfriend had to take a 2nd drug test and I know he will fail that one too. Can you please tell me what is goninghappen now? I am really scared. Is there a possibility he has to go to jail soon?

Asked on November 9, 2010 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Yes, there is a very real possibility that his probation will be revoked at this point in time.  Any violation of probation could result in your probation being revoked and obviously he was given a "pass" the first time around.  What is he on probation for?  Is it a drug related offense (DWI, etc.)? Then it is an even "worse" violation if that is possible.  I would have him seek advice from an attorney in your area to discuss the possible outcomes of the matter.  Maybe he can discuss his voluntary entry in to a drug rehab program to show that he is trying to straighten himself out and that may look better to hi PO.  But it could be too late.  Good luck. 


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