well, you are not going to lose your kids over a failed drug screen as a practical matter.
Yes they can take a hair follicle test.
as for what they will do now, probably keep the case open for a little while, then close it. Or they might call the dcs where you live now, if they know. Or they might just keep it open. No telling. But generally you cant outrun your legal troubles. Since they were just investigating you, they will probably see your skipped screen as a failed screen. They might even put out warrant for your arrest, after they issue a summons.
If I were you I would just go back and face the music. Like I said, they arent likely going to take your kids away for 1 failed drug test
what I am telling you is that I have NOT FAILED, I went to the place they sent me to, and they had closed for the day, so I was not at fault there. The social worker knows I tried. I moved after this happened. There was no court order, there was only ACCUSATIONS made by someone who obviously was out to get me. I had already planned to move for other reasons. If I had failed the screen, I could see them making things difficult, but that is not the case. Hear say should not be any reason for a warrant to be issued. Also, since the court was not involved and I moved out of GA they have no jurisdiction over me and therefore must close the case. WHEN is the question.
I have no issue with giving them a urine screen, I just feel like it INVADES my privacy when they go to my children's school and talk to them (ages 12 and 6) BEFORE they talked to me. Seems like that should not be legal. One more thing, NO COURT order on the screenings...just was asked to do it to rule out drug use.
Marijuana was the only issue, and only with the follicle testing. I am not a user on a normal basis, just done this a couple times in the last 6 mos. but it would still show up in the follicles.
A friend of mine lost her kids for 90 days due to a failed screen. So you telling me not to worry about losing mine is confusing me. Please explain.
Another atty stated that unless it could be proven that I used marijuana in my childrens presense, it would not matter if I failed anyway?? is that true?
Parents have to have rights I would think. Is there a way to get a copy of what they are?
i need the parents rights for ga
One more thing before I accept this answer. Since I left the state of GA, I am sure the caseworker has put the case in closed status...but if I move back to GA to another COUNTY....when I enroll my kids in school will it be flagged?? Will thee case be transferred to the new county? I know one a case is closed it can not be reopened unless there are new alligations..... but when someone leaves the state does the case close IMMEDIATELY after they verify the out of state move? I left for two weeks...annd now Im back in GA, and on Monday I plan to re-enroll the kids in school...IN A DIFFERENT county.
AND IS THERE A PARENTS RIGHTS MANUAL?????? I mean the police have to read rights during an arrest....right? They can just pop up at any given time without notice. And the other thing I think is WRONG is that they went to my 6 yr olds school and removed her from class to question her about things she knows NOTHING about. They also questioned my son who is 12. Is that legal???
The thing is, I can go back out of the state if I need to. It just puts a strain on my marriage, and my father is very sick with cancer, and I am the only one he has to take care of him. Believe me, I WILL go to MEXICO before I play russian roullette with my children, After this is over with, I WILL never put mysself in this situation again.
The county I live in is well known for follicle drug screening, and the county I am considering moving to is not. I purchased follicle shampoo before leaving and decided that it was not worth it. Know nothing aboutt them. Any word on that?
If when I move to the next county over, they show up....(usually I am not home during daytime hours) I will leave again. I am not concerned with passing a urine. I can. Its the follicle. (goes back 90 days)
At this point, I have not failed anything, and actually the day I met with the socal worker she sent me to take a drug screen across the street and they were closed for emeergeny purposes....(THANK THE LORD) She knows I went to take it, so I hope me leaving doesnt make it an automatic positve. This was on a Friday that I went and they were closed, so I left Monday morning. I also called and left several messages with her on her voicemail and her supervisors and never got a response. I am just gonna say I was moving anyways because I found out my husband had an affair. She may not believe me, but I really could care less. No different from the person who called with these alligations. She doesnt know what was going on in my life before she came out.
I had a note on my door on Thur., called her the same day, she asked me to come into her office the next day and I did. She sent me to do the test and it was closed. I feel like I complied with what she asked. No court orders or any case plans signed at this point all they have is someones alligations.
Also on Friday (our appt) she went ahead and scheduled our next appt at my home for the 16th (Fri) to meet with me and my husband and the children. My husband was here waiting on her and she never called or showed. I assume she has closed the case after verifying the kids were enrolled in school in another state.
Please send me a site with PARENTS rights for DFCS
Well, now u have me worrying about enrolling the kids in school Monday in Ga.
You dont think the caseworker closed it being that she did not come to the appt on Friday the 16th. Have not heard a word from noone from DFCS.
Is there anyway to find out the status of the case?? If its closed....its closed.. right?
You would think that DFCS being as broke as they are they would not be able to afford follicle testing.
The website u sent to me will not load. Are u sure this is correct. Could u just attach it in an email?
My number is XXXXX I would love to talk to u, and willing to pay for yor time
You never did ACCEPT RayAnswers' answer to your question.
If you really want to thank him, that would probably be the best way.
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