My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio
After doing 2 1/2 months in prison for f4 aggravated assault, I was released on judicial release and given probation under the mental health caseload. I will see my probation officer tomorrow morning, to go over my conditions, and, based on everything I've read so far about "first probation meetings", possibly a drug test. The judge, at my release hearing, said there would be drug tests; and I know that alcohol is a drug, but I'm not sure if it's always included. I had about 4 beers last night with some friends. I asked my lawyer and he said that, yes, it can be detected, but since it's not illegal, there is nothing they can do about it.
My charge/conviction was not a DUI or a drug charge, but I was wondering if the alcohol could violate me, even though I haven't been given my conditions yet. For example, if I go to the appointment and he advises me that no alcohol is a condition, then tests me right then and there; and the alcohol isn't out of my system in 24, will I be able to just tell him that I had a few beers and that I'll never do it again, now that I know, and/or what are the odds he will he violate me? Just need an objective opinion. Prison was hell; I never wanna go back.