Court Ordered Drug Testing
Judicial Legal Drug Test
By Bill Nee, VP Sales/Marketing uVera Diagnostics
Drug abuse and addiction is often a cause of serious criminal behavior events such as theft, assault, prostitution, and murder. Therefore, drug testing performs an important role in the criminal justice system as it helps identify substance abuse issues that can lead to ongoing criminal activity.
Jurisdictions across the United States use it in some or all of the various stages of criminal and DUI or DWI cases including:
- Pretrial phase
Drug testing may also be required in cases of:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Child welfare
Reasons for Drug Testing in the Court System
Drug screening in the judicial system accomplishes several purposes.
It provides valuable information to help judges when setting bail and sentencing offenders.
For example, a judge might require periodic testing if an individual’s drug test results are positive when arrested. Or, if a person fails a subsequent drug test, the judge might revoke bail or impose stricter release conditions.
It is a tool for determining if a defendant is complying with the rules and conditions set for them by the court.
Drug testing can be used to monitor an individual to ensure that person remains drug-free while on pretrial release, probation, parole, work release, or furlough.
A drug test can also help screen for drug use in prisons and correctional facilities.
- It helps to identify individuals in need of treatment for substance abuse or addiction.
- Drug testing of arrested persons can ultimately save those individuals’ lives. It may detect a drug abuse problem or addiction that otherwise might have gone unnoticed or unaddressed.
- For those people undergoing treatment, court-ordered drug testing can be used to monitor their progress and help keep them on track to recovery.
It helps determine if children are at risk due to a parent’s drug abuse or addiction problem.
Child Protective Services often requires drug and alcohol testing when the welfare of a child may be in jeopardy. If the other parent, a relative, or community member reports suspicion of substance abuse, drug testing can be used to confirm or deny the allegation is valid.
uVera Diagnostics has Drug Testing Kits for the Court Systems
uVera Diagnostics has reliable and cost-effective FDA 510(k) cleared and CLIA waived test kits that detect a wide range of drugs.
Judicial systems and courts nationally have relied on their convenience and 99 percent accuracy in drug testing for up to 14 different substances.
Our test kits can be used to identify the illicit use of illegal drugs (like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and ecstasy) and abuse of legal but addictive prescription drugs (like Valium, Oxycontin, Xanax, and Percocet).
The list of substances they detect include:
- Amphetamines (such as Ritalin and Concerta) and methamphetamines
- Barbiturates (such as Nembutal and Butisol)
- Benzodiazepines (such as Ativan and Valium)
- Buprenorphine (such as Buprenex and Subutex)
- Cannabinoids (marijuana)
- Cocaine (also known by the street names “snow” and “coke”)
- Ecstasy (also known as MDMA)
- Methadone (such as Dolophine and Methadose)
- Opiates (such as heroin and prescription opioids Oxycontin and Percocet)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
The breadth of testing made possible by uVera Diagnostics’ drug testing kits helps keep communities safer by giving the judicial and court system valuable insight and information.
We invite you to explore our selection of innovative drug test kits and order online now.
We have a wide variety of drug testing kits, as well, that courts use for drug testing. Contact us today if you have any questions. For more information on drug testing, click here or call 1-866-242-5930
Posted by Bill Nee, VP Sales/Marketing uVera Diagnostics and Co-designer and Developer of the CR3 split-sample drug test cup. Bill has 27 years in sales management and marketing and is a 12 year veteran of the drug testing industry. As a parent and co-worker, Bill’s energy is focused on drug testing on every level. Addiction is all around us in alcohol, prescriptions and street drugs, and that is a constant reminder a drug free society starts with each and every one of us.
This information is meant for awareness and education purposes only. Any medical or life saving advice should come from experts. Always consult with your physician about any and all drugs. If it is an emergency, dial 911 or call emergency services.