Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Nebraska

Q: How does one prove sobriety in a courtroom when sweat drug patches are showing positive for drugs that one is not using

Every other weekly test is showing positive results for drugs I am not using. I do not understand the “cut off levels” in the results. My understanding is that this said level is very “low”….could someone please elaborate on these levels and possibly explain how much is supposedly still “in the system” at these levels. Please and thank you.

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: The manufactures of these products often have details as to how their patch works, in detail, on their website. This includes regarding some of the science behind it. You can also read cases that challenged the use of some of these products. For one example, including cases, see:

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