My son was recently put on 12 months probation in Sandy Springs GA for a traffic violation. His violation was not drug or alcohol related. He has his first probation appointment next week. The reporting fee's are $44. He was told he needs to bring extra money for a drug test. There is no order from the judge stating he is required to take or pay for a drug test. Can the probation officer force him to pay and take one if it's not stated on his judgement? Seems like it's all about the money.
2 Answers from Attorneys
In a recent court case a private probation company got in trouble for requiring drug tests not in the probation order signed by the judge. Your son (not you) needs to immediately review the order with his lawyer to determine a course of action based on the recent cases (and the actual wording of the order in case you have not characterized it properly). He should be treating this as a legal emergency. Since you're not the defendant, you CANNOT do this for him unless you are a licensed attorney.
Glenn is correct
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