It is a crime to falsify a drug test administered as part of probation in New Jersey, and to provide materials to someone else so they can falsify a drug test.
The statute describes this as Defrauding the Administration of a Drug Test, and it is a Third Degree crime carrying a potential sentence of five years in state prison.
Individuals who are on probation are usually required to submit to random drug testing, especially when probation stems from a drug conviction.
While failing a drug test can have serious consequences, being caught defrauding a drug test will almost always make the situation much worse than a failed drug screen would.
Protecting yourself is key when it comes to meeting the terms of your probation, and good legal guidance can make a difference in the outcome in your case.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.