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What Happens If You Get Caught Faking A Drug Test?

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If you’re wondering what the worst that can happen when it comes to falsifying a drug test result, you’re not alone and I’m sorry to tell you, you’re going to be disappointed.

In many states falsifying evidence is considered a crime under federal law. Sure, if you look online there’s plenty of tricks and tips to help you pass a drug test with drugs still present in your system long with companies trying to sell you pills & potions that all claim to be 100% fool proof but is it worth it? Probably not. If you get caught out the consequences can be even more severe than if you were found to have drugs in your system.

Why are People Drug Tested Anyways?

People face drug tests for all kinds of reasons including being on bond or probation, or to keep in line with their workplace policies, but honestly is more often than not the best policy.

What Happens if You Cheat On Your Drug Test?

In states such as Texas it is illegal under Section 41.133 of the Health and Safety Code to attempt to cheat a drug test. Regardless of the reason it is a criminal offense to falsify evidence knowingly or intentionally.

This includes; using, manufacturing or having in your possession any device or substance that is intended or designed to falsify drug test results. Remember that drug tests are lawfully administered ways of detecting the presence of a controlled substance such as cannabis in your system.

If you’re sprung with an impromptu drug test, it can be tempting to get creative and falsify the evidence, as depending on the potency of the weed you smoke and if you’re a regular user, it could stay in your system for anywhere between 10 days and 2 months.

Many people have tried to pass off someone else’s bodily fluids as their own to attempt to pass drug tests, some have even got pretty inventive with ‘urinators’ which is a pretty clever invention, but you may still end up getting caught with the prosthetic penis that pumps another person’s clean urine after keeping it warm in a heated pouch. Others to opt to send others in their place using their identity which is definitely not a great idea either.

In Arizona, an employer must adopt a drug testing policy and alert employees to it prior to ordering drug tests. If you have an employer requested test, it must follow the state requirements. If an employer doesn't observe state procedural rights, the company may be in violation of Arizona law.

What is the Punishment for Cheating Drug Tests?

The punishments can be pretty severe:

Using a device or substance such as a urinator or using someone else’s urine is a Class B Misdemeanour which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail, as well as getting landed with a $2,000 fine. Whilst those delivering, or manufacturing substances or devices is an even more severe crime, classed as a Class A Misdemeanour punishable by up to a year in jail along with a maximum of a $4,000 fine.

If you’re taking a drug test through work and are worried about cannabis showing up, it’s probably best just to be honest with your boss before you take the test as opposed to having an expensive drug test that you may not pass.

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