My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
I was referrred to this site after posting on another similar site that centered around parole and related information and not getting "expert" advice/opinions.
My question is about being stopped for DUI while on parole. I was brought to station and given urine test - which I now understand is only for drug detection or when blood tests can not be given for different reasons. So they must have been trying to say I was under drug influence?? I assumed they were saying the test was positive as I was transported to jail and then to prison due to violation. I never went before a judge. How come I did not go before judge as a result of the urine test results? and was let out to be on parole? When do urine tests come back and is it different time span for drugs than alcohol? Can I be brought before a judge now -months after the fact if the tests were positive back then? OR was I sent to jail and on to prison on assumption? and now I get letter in mail to pay bail and get court date?? I would assume that my PO was notified and that is how the violation took place in the beginning. If my PO was notified and was told of the reason for violation - positive urine test - or could the violation be a result without a test? I mean determining violation without urine test results? PO released me from hold in about a week and I was continued on parole. No problems since that incident.If they wanted to locate me to send court date they could get my address from DMV or PO right away after I got out of hold but I received notice in mail with bail amount to go to court to get court date for charges relating from the violation that happened 6 to 7 months ago. If they sent me to jail and on to prison the urine results must have been in ...or are we back again questoning violations without a positive test? I guess I want to know a lot of answers - but mainly can I be issued charges on something that happened months ago and besides spent time for a "violation" without proof? And how is the bail set for someting like this? Letter said Bail 15K for 2 charges - misdeamenors. $1500.00 to not be arrested on a warrant and go to court on something that happened a while ago? Thanks