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Hi Jacustomer,Yes, I've had a lot of experience with this one, having spent a couple of years as in-house counsel in a Drug Treatment Court. There is little you can do that's more serious than tampering in Treatment Court. Reuse is bad, but the courts understand that relapse is a natural part of recovery. Cheating, on the other hand, is something not tolerated.If you are suspected of tampering, the result of your drug test will be construed as a positive. You can expect a phase setback and maybe even a brief period of incarceration. A repeat performace could be grounds for being bounced from the program, which would trigger the prison alternative. But that's unlikely for the first time you tamper unless you've already been in substantial trouble in Treatment Court and this would be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
If they are not sure, you'll get a warning and perhaps a retest.
Thank you very much! So if it is thought that it was diluted by consuming too much water it will be considered positive? How would they know that it was done intentionally anf not accidentally?
And if this incident happened after 2 months perfect compliance what could happen?
In other words since bring in program I have had perfect compliance
Ok thank you,
Do these courts ask probation officer for a recommendation? Or if it is too diluted and considered a positive then would they just do what they normally do for a first positive? (48 hours incarceration)
Ok thanks, XXXXX XXXXX just one last thing. Should I contact my attorney to discuss these things, or should I wait a couple days to see what the results are of the test?
and if confronted by my councelor about this would it be in my best interest (punishment wise) to tell them I slipped up, or to tell them it was not intentionally done?
I know you cant give legal advise but what would you say would get the least punishment
i am just wondering though if someone were asked about a diluted specimen if it would be better for them to fess up, or to say that it was not intentional?
Just generally speaking
ok, i am going to add a tip since you have been so helpful.
But if somebody were sick and had consumed large amounts of water, a diluted specimen would happen, so if somebody said this they couldnt really be proven wrong?
Just generally speaking in drug court
If somebody was sick with a stomach flu and was told to drink a lot of water, and that somebody did as told... wouldnt that be in the ring of truth
ok so this could be a reasonable explanation generally speaking
i understand, just if that is a reason they cant be sure it was intentionally diluted it is good...
i am just wondering if somebody should contact their attorney in this situation, or if this person just presents that they were ill is it good enough
I will tip you, and I apologize for all the questions, you are just the first person that I have found who is a reliable source with experience with this type of court.
Just to be sure you dont think in this scenario, and with previous perfect compliance the court will seek the worst scenario? Just generally speaking
And do these courts even listen to a lawyer? It seems to me that regardless of a lawyer present they do what they want
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