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Court Ordered Testing & Services

Courts, related government and social agencies are increasingly utilizing drug and alcohol testing for individuals subject to the jurisdiction of the court. Court-ordered drug tests are the drug or alcohol testing mandated that an individual complies with under a legal requirement that they remain drug-free and alcohol-free.

The outcome of court-ordered drug and alcohol tests can weigh heavily in legal and judicial proceedings. Court-ordered drug and alcohol testing results can mean the difference between spending time in jail or not - and can also impact driving privileges, child custody, and visitation rights, and other freedoms; getting the job done right from start to finish is crucial. Our clients trust in US Drug Test Centers to provide a quick, professional, reliable, accurate, and confidential customer experience.

Court cases are increasingly requiring drug and alcohol testing. There are many situations in which someone may be legally required to undergo drug testing, such as:

  • Child custody cases - Legal battles involving child custody may include issues of drug or alcohol use or abuse among one or both, former spouses - to then be considered in decisions for the best interest of the child.
  • DUI or DWI arrests - Arrests or convictions for DUI or DWI often require court-ordered drug and alcohol testing.
  • Probation testing - Mandated testing as a condition of probation is standard with federal probation, county probation, and drug courts across the United States.
  • And more.

US Drug Test Centers provides quick and convenient court-ordered drug and alcohol testing at more than 10,000 locations nationwide. Contact us online for advice, a consultation, review drug testing options or schedule your test at US Drug Test Centers, or call 866-566-0261.

What tests should you order?

It is very common for administrative court orders to detail the frequency and guidelines for the court-mandated drug and alcohol testing requirements. Court-ordered drug and alcohol screening is commonly conducted using a specimen of your hair or urine. Some court mandated testing requires the use of observed collections, but most times, they do not.

Your attorney, probation officer, or another legal contact can help you determine what test you need to order. It is crucial to get the testing specifications in writing. There are hundreds of drug and alcohol tests available, so it's crucial that you know what test you need to have conducted. Our customer service experts are standing by to assist you with your specific screening requirements.

Who can benefit from drug or alcohol testing from US Drug Test Centers?

AAt US Drug Test Centers, we take your requests for court-ordered drug and alcohol screening very seriously. Our drug testing specialists will work with you carefully to provide what you need. US Drug Test Centers is conveniently located in every city in the United States. Scheduling and conducting your immediate drug or alcohol test is always quick and easy. Call US Drug Test Centers at 866-566-0261 to order your drug test today.

Learn more about some of our court-ordered drug and alcohol testing below.

Child Custody Drug Testing

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In child custody cases, the most critical factor that a judge will consider is the health, living conditions, the physical safety and well-being of a child. When a judge is forced to make decisions about the custody of a child, where a child should live and who can visit or associate with that child; a judge will consider each parent’s living arrangements, employment status, lifestyle, past criminal violations, drug use, and other factors.

If you are concerned that a former spouse or partner is engaged in illicit drug or alcohol abuse and thus creating an unsafe and/or unhealthy environment for children, you have the right to request that they be drug and/or alcohol tested to be used as evidence. You should work with an attorney to file a motion asking the court to order a drug or alcohol test and consider those test results when making any custody decisions.

Many attorneys work with US Drug Test Centers to order child custody, probation, and other court-ordered drug and alcohol tests for their clients. If you are currently involved or are going to be involved in a child custody battle and are required to take a drug test, US Drug Test Centers is qualified to provide court-ordered testing for cases like this.

If you want to get a voluntary personal drug test to have as part of your records for a child custody case, we can provide you with that service. Call US Drug Test Centers or order your test online, and you then visit one of our 20,000+ conveniently located collection sites nationwide to have your drug or alcohol test performed.

DUI or DWI Testing

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Individuals suspected of, convicted of, or pleading to a driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) charge will often be required to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing. Driving under the influence (DUI), or driving while intoxicated (DWI), is the crime of operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational and prescription drugs), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely. Individuals who receive multiple DUI offenses are likely struggling with alcoholism or substance abuse and will require ongoing drug and alcohol testing.

If you were involved in a DUI or DWI case, you might be required to take an alcohol or drug test for court, probation, or other legal reasons. US Drug Test Centers can provide you with different types of alcohol testing quickly and conveniently at one of our more than 20,000 collection sites nationwide.

There are multiple methods to accurately screen for alcohol use, such as:

  • Urine
  • Hair
  • Breath

US Drug Test Centers can also test for Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) or ethanol. When you are ordering your test, please specify which type of alcohol test you would like.

Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a metabolite of ethanol. It is the primary biomarker used to detect ethanol, an ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. An Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) test is widely used to detect the presence of ethyl glucuronide, a product of ethanol, which is the intoxicating ingredient in alcohol. The primary purpose of an EtG test is to confirm that an individual has refrained from alcohol use, more often than not as a condition of the courts or substance abuse rehabilitation programs.

Breath alcohol testing is by far the most common method used to detect recent alcohol consumption. Widely used in employment substance abuse screening programs and by law enforcement in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) instances, breath alcohol testing can determine the current impairment or intoxication.

Breath alcohol testing is performed by a trained breath alcohol technician (BAT) using an Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) device. An analysis of your exhaled breath, using a breathalyzer will provide a numerical value for your blood alcohol level (BAC) based on the concentration of alcohol in a portion of your exhaled air.

Learn more about DUI Drug Testing HERE

Probation Drug Testing

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Court-ordered drug and alcohol testing for probation is standard with federal probation, county probation, and drug courts across the United States. Periodic probation drug testing is usually court-mandated for offenders who are granted the opportunity for probation versus serving jail time. With probation drug testing, a drug court, probation officer, or parole officer may require drug testing if it’s uncertain that an individual will remain free from illegal substance use or alcohol abuse, to comply with the terms of a criminal sentencing agreement. Programs often depend on your history, compliance with any requirements or terms, and trust with your probation officer; all of which will help determine how often they'll drug test you. If there is any suspicion of your activity, a parole officer may elect to drug test you every time you come in.

Your probation officer will provide guidance on what test you should order, or in most cases will require an individual to take a specific testing panel. Courts most often use urine, hair, breath, or blood to screen for drug and alcohol use.

Probation drug and alcohol testing may often be required by courts to include random testing. Court-ordered testing may be conducted randomly or on a scheduled basis. Typically, probationary testing is conducted at random to prevent the probationer from preparing for the test by flushing their system, substituting a sample, or planning to adulterate the specimen. In many situations, a mix of both random and regular testing is most effective.

When using US Drug Test Centers for your probation or court-ordered drug testing, you can be confident that we will send results to your probation officer or court officer. We can also send you a copy of your results.

US Drug Test Centers customer service representatives are standing by to assist with scheduling unannounced random drug and alcohol testing quickly and conveniently at one of our more than 20,000 locations across the United States. Call 866-566-0261 to order your drug test today!

Learn more about Probation Drug Testing HERE