Beating The Drug Test When On Probation

Probation terms for drug offenders will almost always require that the person on probation refrain from using drugs and alcohol for the length of the probation period. The state checks to make sure that people on probation are complying through random breath and/or urine tests. While this sounds simple enough, drug users often fail to realize how strong their addiction is, and many will try to beat the system to feed their addictions. They will almost always get caught.

If you have been accused of violating your probation for use of drugs or alcohol, it is important to get skilled legal representation on your side as soon as possible. At the law firm of Martin & Kent, L.L.C., our attorneys understand how to defend against alleged probation violations and we will work hard to help achieve the best possible outcome in your case. For more information, contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.

Why Beating Drug Tests Is Nearly Impossible

It seems like there is no shortage of information about "foolproof" ways to beat drug tests. The fact is, law enforcement is aware of all of these methods as well.

Some may choose to roll the dice and just hope that the drug is flushed out of their system by the time they test. This Russian roulette approach may work once or twice, but eventually you will lose. Others may attempt to add a substance to their urine to mask the results, but these masking substances are detectable. Others may turn to diluting urine, but even a visual check can raise suspicions. Some swear by drinks that are meant to "flush" their body's systems, but these drinks are detectable as well. Still others may attempt to swap their urine with that of a person who is clean. However, these types of tests are tightly controlled and this approach is nearly impossible.

Helping Avoid The Harsh Consequences Of A Probation Violation

Our lawyers understand the control that drug addiction holds over people, which is why we will work hard to help limit the damage of an alleged probation violation. If you know you are going to test positive, you should seek legal advice right away. In some cases, it may help to admit fault and plead for sympathy from a judge. We can let you know what options you have.

If a test does come back positive, we can also protect your rights in your probation violation hearing. Sometimes, false positives occur. In other instances, the evidence may have been improperly handled and be inadmissible. No matter the circumstances, we will work hard to limit the consequences that come with a probation violation.

Contact Our Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys

A probation violation is not the end of the world. You have options and rights. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Wheaton and Naperville, we provide criminal defense services to individuals throughout DuPage County, Kane County and Cook County, Illinois.