Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Arizona

Q: I'm required by the court to do a drug screening can I do one I get from walgreens or do I have to go to a lab

If so will ahcccs cover it or how much is it

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Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: If by drug screening you are referring to UA ordered by Court/probation/pretrial services to determine whether there are any drugs in your system, typically you will be ordered to a specific provider such as Averhealth. You will have to go to that provider unless you will get permission from the Court to do the screen elsewhere. It will be recorded as in violation as a missed UA if not. If you are instead referring to a drug screening which is kind of like a intake assessment/questionnaire for the purposes of determining substance abuse counseling. Normally courts are much more flexible and there are several options that provide such drug screening and counseling (however Walgreens doesn't do this). Every court and jurisdiction is different so you should consult a lawyer.

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