Hair drug testing can play a crucial role in a lot of Private and Public law cases. The results of the test can influence the court’s decision when it comes to child custody cases, access agreements and care proceedings.
In Private law cases, hair testing may be used when there is a custody dispute or one of the parent’s is accusing the other of substance abuse. Hair testing may even be used in cases of domestic violence or paternity cases where DNA verification is required.
In Public law cases where Local Authorities get involved, hair testing can be used in cases where the State needs to consider removing children from the care of their parents due to substance abuse.