Well, something had to happen. difficult child was on probation for a firearm possesion without a fid card after his case was continued without a finding. Monday, a warrant was issued for his arrest after he violated probation for three things - failing to report to the po, failing to pay probation fee, failing to start his community service. According to the po, difficult child was supposed to see him on wednesday, but instead called to say he wasn't feeling well. The po asked him to bring a doctor's note on thursday or fax it to him. difficult child did neither because of course he was lying. He refused to answer the po's phone on thursday, so on monday that's when the warrant was obtained. The police came to the house with the warrant on monday, and i called difficult child to tell him to report to the probation office, but he never showed. Monday evening, i asked him to come home so i could give him a ride tue morning and help him pay the fees, he refused to come. All day i tried to persuade him to go, but for some reason he wouldn't go. This morning he showed up in my house at 8.00am and together we went to the probation office. The po was furious. Apparently, difficult child had been stopped two weeks ago while driving a "friend's" car and when they were stopped the other kid ran away from the cop but difficult child remained. He didn't have anything in the car so the cop let him go but he called his probation officer to report the incidence. Also when we went there today, anyone could tell difficult child has been smoking something and the po wanted to drug test him, but instead difficult child told him ya he has been smoking now and then and didn't want to do a drug test. So the po was all ready waiting to violate difficult child no matter what his explanations were. He brought him before the judge and explained what has been going on and let the judge know he didn't think difficult child was learning anything and therefore was going to hold difficult child for a week. Before the judge arrived, the po had talked to the court appointed attorney and me to let us know what he was going to do. The attorney was going to ask the judge to release difficult child to me or whatever but the po asked me if i had any ideas of what he should do with difficult child. The po thinks difficult child is hanging around very dangerous people and told me if he continous what he is doing, there is no telling what will happen to him. Anyway, difficult child had told the lawyer that if he was released instead of being held in jail he would accept going to rehab. So i told the po that i could start looking for a rehab centre, in which case the po would recommend to the judge that if i found one, then difficult child would be released to go there wheneverthat happens and he agreed. So now, i am looking for a treatment centre and when i find one we will go back to the judge tommorrow. Meanwhile, difficult child is sleeping in county jail until then. Whew! I feel for difficult child but i am glad in a way that at last he is going to get help. For those who live in Massachusetts or other states sorrounding and know a good affordable treatment centre, please pm me with a name.