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For some people, the idea of taking a drug test is like the idea of going to school for the first time. It’s not a big deal. But for others, like Felicia, it’s a big deal. Felicia, the ex-cop who was kicked out of the department for taking too many drugs, got her probation and a two year sentence for the felony. She only went to her first drug test because she was scared of the police.
Felicia’s story is really too common for me to need to explain it myself. But the story goes like this: Felicia, a drug-addicted ex-cop, was arrested for possession of a small amount of cocaine. She was then given a felony probation for possession of a controlled substance. After being fired from the department for taking too many drugs, Felicia was also kicked out of the police department. She didn’t want to go back to being a cop.
What happened was this. Felicia was given a felony probation after being fired from the police department. The probation was for possession of a controlled substance and she was required to test negative for drugs. Unfortunately, the drug test wasnt good enough and she tested positive for a substance that was not controlled by her probation. She was given a second felony probation for the same offense and again was required to test negative for drugs.
The probation violations were for drug use. And the drug test wasnt good enough.
But it didn’t end there. A third felony probation was handed down for the same offense and again the probation violation was drug use.
The reason for this is that the probation officers on both cases told her she had to get clean. First for the drug test problem and then for drug use. Because the probation officers arent sure what kind of drug she used and were told she had to get clean. A third drug violation was handed down for the same offense and again the probation violation was drug use.
In both cases the probation officer told her the probation officer would not be able to tell us what kind of drug she used. We don’t know for sure what kind of drug she used, though. The issue here is that we don’t know what the probation officer meant by that. We can’t ask because they don’t tell us. The solution is to get to know what the probation officer meant and ask the probation officer. If you know what they meant, you can ask them.
To fail a drug test or probation violation on drug use, you need to be able to prove your innocence. This means you need to prove you are not a criminal. In the case of felony probation, the officer must have reasonable cause to believe that you committed a crime. In the case of drug use, you just need to prove you did not use drugs.