well everybody, here's the deal. about a year ago, i listened to a friend who i no longer hang around with, and i let him influence me into lifting up a parking gate, and breaking it. on the way down, we got arrested. i am a very strong believer in taking responsibility for your actions, which have done. here is the problem though. i got charged with criminal damaging. i talk to the supervisor of the parking structure and he said that the damage was estimated at about one hundred dollars. my crime was in no way drug or alcohol related, i am NOT an abuser. the judge sentenced me to 4 days in jail, with 86 days days still hanging over my head, and to one year active probation, with a breathalyzer and urine test every week. she also recommended a substance abuse screening, a 2 hour long interview. now i don't get in trouble, at all. i am not a menace to society in any way, and have no prior convictions other than a failure to comply from a couple years ago. i must reiterate my crime was in NO way drug or alcohol related. i don't mind going in for tests, but every single week is very menacing including the parking fees. i feel like an animal having somebody watch me piss, and i can never shrug the feeling that i do not belong there. my question is this: is it lawful for the judge to sentence me to this much drug and alcohol assessment, even though my crime wasn't related in the slightest bit? i have read up on the fourth amendment somewhat, and it seems as though my particular case would not warrant this degree of screening.
here is one of the links that i read up on : http://www.lectlaw.com/def/f081.htm
any information would be helpful, because i feel that if i forget to go to my probation officer, which is very easy since a week really flies by, that the judge will sentence me to my remaining 86 days n jail, for lifting up a parking gate. thank you in advance, john.