I would like to support the person who has written the articles on misdemeanor probation. My daughter was arrested for shoplifting with no alcohol or drug influence. As a matter of fact she has no problems with these items. Yet by being placed on misdemeanor probation she has to drug test twice a month at $14 per test for twenty-four months. On one occasion she reported for drug testing twelve minutes before closing time and was told that she could not test in such a short time and was told to come back another time. Consequently, she was reported to her Probation Officer that she failed to test that day.
On nine occasions she has called her Probation Officer only to have the call forward to voice mail. Never once has she got a return call. Never has the Probation Officer made a home visit. One question to ask is the Probation Officer a roving judge, making up its own rules?