Georgia First Offenders Violation
Hey yall, first and foremost, I'm a dumbass. With that being said, I live in Atlanta, Ga(Fulton County). I was diagnosed with moderate to severe spinal stenosis and they wanted to perform surgery on my back. I was 22 at the time. I said no. So...they gave me pain pills. I went to a pain clinic, never being on pain pills before, they switched me from Vicodin/Ultram to Percocet/MS Contin. I found out later it was so they didn't have to call in the prescriptions and I had to make an appointment. ANyway, with that large of a jump, I got hooked on the feeling. 6 months later my mom passed away of Stage IV stomach cancer and to cope, I took pills. Which got me further into deep trouble. For 3 years, I'd go doctor shopping, do this, do that to get pills. I never did anything illegal than doctor shop. I was put on Fentanyl patch 75mcg/hr. And finally, I couldn't afford the $100 for the script any longer. They put me on Methadone. Thank fixed me right up. I stopped abusing like 70%. I'd still take methadone when not needed for pain for say....stress....or to sleep. Or even when I had a headache. So I was going through them pretty fast. Finally, I lost insurance and was on like 6 10mg pills/day. I am a Full-Time college student as well so I have no money. To put it bluntly, I got arrested in Mcdonough, Ga(Henry County) for attempting to obtain narcotics by deceit and obtaining narcotics by deceit, both are felonies. I've never been in trouble before so after a year and a month or two of dealing with court, I plead First Offenders and got 5 years probation. The whole time, I was trying to find a pain doctor to get legal scripts from. I had 5 different pain doctors I had an appointment with. I told one the truth and he said he couldn't help me. I told one a lie and he helped me for a month but then decided not to. Another wanted me on Suboxone, which I can't afford. And then there were others. Anyway, I plead FO on April 30th of this year. May 25th comes around, I go to Walgreens and turn in a script. I get arrested for 1st degree forgery (misdemeanor) and attempting to obtain a controlled substance with intent to distribute (Ga Code 16-13-43). This was in Fulton County. I just called my probation officer in Henry County and there's a warrant for my arrest. I guess I'd like to know what may happen to me. I'm an addict, which, after being in Downtown Atlanta's jail, and being a white geeky male, made me finally realize that I have a problem. Fulton has Drug Court which I'd like to do. I even started before I went to drug court and went 17 days without taking anything except Aspirin/Tylenol. I had to start taking something because the original pain, which I forgot was there, started to kick in......really bad. I went to a Primary Care Physician and now I'm on Tramadol/Ultram 50mg. Non-scheduled non-narcotic opiate. It's helping the pain thank god. Still withdrawing from Methadone but, that's to be given. Anyway, I'll be openly honest, I'm scared. I managed to get through everything without having a felony on my record and now I went and ****ed it all up. I don't have any violent offenses. Hell, all I have on my record are driving offenses and one misdemeanor for having pills in the wrong container. (Went to San Diego Comic Con, brought my methadone/adderall with, that I had scripts for, and put them in the same container for easier transport. When I got back, immediately went to work and brought the bottle with me. Got into a car accident on the way home, cop searched my car, saw my bottle with my name on it, opened it up and took me to jail. Original charges were possession of a deadly narcotic with intent to distribute (felony)) This is another example of why I need to get off pain pills. Please, anybody know what I can and cannot expect? I know it's all up to the judge but going in with some sort of goings on would be wonderful!