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What are the parole conditions? How bad is the breach?
Why have you not had the tests and is this the breach?
How long have you avoided the tests?
If you do not undertake the tests you will go back before the court to explain.
The police can hold you in custody until the court appearance
I assume these tests go to your parole officer. It is down to him or her whether they report the breach to the police and courts or warn you.
But you risk being held in custody until the court appearance to explain why you breached. If the court is satisfied they will give you another chance.
But you are on parol instead of a jail term so I would suggest you avoid any breaches.
I understand that.
But when are you supposed to go and have the first test?
If you fail to attend and the Parole Officer reports it you will be back before the court and they can revoke your parole and you will find yourself in prison.
It all depends on your parole officer and how strict he will be with your breaches.
I hope this makes sense?
Is there anything else I can assist you with?
The following factsheet for parole is current as of 19 August 2015 (which is after the 1st July change you have mentioned). It does not mention anything about a 3 strikes rule.
Can you please provide more information about this 3 strikes rule, as it appears that it is not the case, and whoever has told you about it is mistaken.