Court ordered drug tests are the drug or alcohol tests to which individuals must submit pursuant to a legal requirement that they remain drug-free or alcohol-free. There are many situations in which someone may be legally required to undergo drug testing, including agreements between divorcing spouses, DUI or DWI arrests, probation, pre-trial services, and child custody arrangements. Often, the court order or agreement will determine the drug and alcohol testing frequency and guidelines. Requirements to undergo testing is common following violations like driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Courts often order a series of drug tests as a condition of pre-trial services or probation. Probation drug testing varies based on the offense of the individual and the determination of the court. Commonly ordered tests include 5 panel, 10 panel, urine alcohol, or EtG alcohol screenings, which can detect commonly abused street and prescriptions drugs or alcohol. All County Testing, with our state-of-the-art software, can report the results of these tests directly to probation officers or the courts.
Some people need to call into a court phone system daily to see if their "color" was called. When their color is called, they need to proceed to get a drug or alcohol test in a timeframe specified by the court (for example, by 10 AM). All County Testing is an ideal company for DUI/DWI drug and alcohol tests due to our immediate availability, flexibility in dealing with court orders, extended hours and even availability after hours. All County Testing can also set up custom random notifications, whereby we are the responsible party for selecting the dates that someone is notified for testing, according to whatever protocol that the court establishes. For example, the court may wish a person to be notified weekly or monthly for randomized testing. So, we would contact the person to be tested on a random day in each period of time that a test is needed. In fact, we can customize random testing in any way that the court requires.
It is quite common for parents in a child custody dispute to be reasonably concerned that the other is taking drugs or abusing alcohol. A parent can get a court-order requiring the other party to submit to child custody drug and alcohol testing on a random or periodic basis. This might mean testing just prior to, or just after, a period of time in which the parent has sole custody of the child or children.
Court-ordered drug and/or alcohol tests may be included in a custody or visitation agreement. If an ex-spouse or co-parent has a history of drug or alcohol abuse, custody and visitation agreements may require that drug tests be taken during (or after) custodial periods, or just before visitation. A positive test can result in a lost visitation, while a pattern of positive drug or alcohol tests can even cause a complete removal of parental rights. Health Street works with attorneys, parents, the courts, and social service agencies to carry out the drug and alcohol testing agreements that the parties agree to. We can customize testing programs to meet virtually any situation, including notifying the parties of random tests, and reporting the results to the lawyers, the courts, or whomever is specified.