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Yes. In drug court, they will test for all drugs, from heroin to marijuana to alcohol. You must be both alcohol and chemical/drug free for the entire period. They do not just limit testing to the drug you were charged with.
At the beginning, everything will be very intensive, both urine samples as well as classes and court. However, over the course of a year, or less, presuming you are clean, everything will slow down. But I would certainly expect at least once a week for testing.
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Since I know that the original charge was in Oct 2011 and revoked in June 2012 - then new court hearing in July 2012 which now has been switched to drug court July 2013 because he failed a test. I can find all this online. All that county's records are accessible. But I don't know what the exact original charges were. Can I find that online or do I have to go into the court to find out what he was actually charged with?
NOW - case in drug court which means every Friday. So, today it was set to go in on Monday for evaluation or assessment or something like that. And for court again on Friday. So what would the assessment/evaluation mean?
well, he went to his assessment - and guess he felt pretty safe till court on Friday. They raided his house and he is now in jail. So, - - - is it safe to assume they will keep him in jail this time?? he had guns, knives, paraphanalia and I am sure drugs too. and alcohol that my granddaughter tried to say was hers so the cops called me and asked if she got it from my house and I told him that we don't drink.
so I know this is going to be second guessing the judge - especially since they seem to be trying to clear out California prisons, but doesn't this mean that they are going to put him in jail for at least 1 1/2 years? the original arrest goes back to oct 2011.
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