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On court calendar it says 6/19 FORMAL HEARING - which I know

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On court calendar it says 6/19 FORMAL HEARING - which I know he made no appearance = the 7/15 HEARING and 7/17 FORMAL HEARING. What does this mean? This person is on Prop 36 probation for meth charges. To the best of my knowledge he had questionable test and they sent to lab for further testing.
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If he has not appeared in court and his attorney did not get a continuance, then they will get him for failure to appear in addition to probation violation if he did not have a clean test. Failing a drug test is grounds to revoke his probation and send him to jail for the length of time of his original sentence. However, the docket master saying nothing more than "formal hearing" tells nothing I am afraid and all it means is there is a hearing on something scheduled in the case and it is not just a hearing to determine the status of the case.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Now, after court appearance on the 17th, it says DRUG COURT on July 26. What does that mean? I know his pee test came back positive.

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It means his case was moved to drug court, which is where he will go through random testing and they will more closely monitor him and will end up putting him back in jail if he violates again.
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