Can they drug test me in court if I just go to pay fines and I’m already sentenced with what I have? 12 Answers as of January 19, 2013

I have to go to court in early February to pay my fines for marijuana, wasn’t mine but I pleaded guilty for it.

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
IF you plead guilty, under the law, you possessed it. You can be drug tested.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 1/19/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Usually if you are going into pay fines then they do not drug test you unless you appear to be high.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/17/2013
Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
Yes, you can be drug tested when you go to court. I highly suggest that you don't test positive for illegal drugs.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 1/17/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
I've never seen anyone tested for drugs or alcohol in court, unless they arrive in court and appear either drunk or high.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/17/2013
Fenaughty & Associates, PC
Fenaughty & Associates, PC | Dan Fenaughty
Depends on your sentence. Normally, you pay fines in one department, not the actual Division that has your case. Get counsel.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 1/17/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    If you were ordered to random drug testing as part of your sentence, they could do a drug test on you when you appear to pay your fines. However, I doubt that you will be tested for merely paying your fines on the assigned court date, absent an order from the court subjecting you to such random testing.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 1/17/2013
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
    Not if you are just paying fines.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 1/17/2013
    Edward D. Flint  PLLC
    Edward D. Flint PLLC | Edward D. Flint
    If you are in the courtroom for a hearing, they can make you test. Anybody can drop off your fine payment, or you can mail it in or pay by phone with a credit card.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 1/17/2013
    Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
    Doubt they will. They just want the money. Sometimes you can pay online or by phone.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 1/17/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    It depends on the terms of your sentence. If you are subject to random drug tests, yes they can test at any time.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 1/17/2013
    Rizio & Nelson
    Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
    It sounds like you were cited for simple possession of marijuana. You've already pled guilty and you just owe a small fine? If that's all there is to the story (you're not on probation and you haven't been convicted of anything more serious), then you will not be drug tested. They will just take your check and tell you to have a nice day.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/17/2013
    Rusty Messer | Rusty Messer
    You're probably on probation so yes, the can test you.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 1/17/2013
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