How long can a person be held in jail for failing a drug test while on probation? 9 Answers as of April 23, 2013

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

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
The remainder of the probation.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/23/2013
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
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
Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
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: 4/18/2013
Law Office of John G. Galasso | John George Galasso
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: 4/18/2013
TAMBASCO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys at Law | R. Tambasco
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: 4/18/2013
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