Re: Can a Judge Order Hair Folicle Testing
The term "hair follicle test" is a misnomer. Your hair is tested. The longer your hair, the further back the test can go.
What time period does a standard hair follicle test cover?
A standard hair follicle screen covers a period of approximately 90 days, but is susceptible to time variation depending on the growth rate of your hair. The hair sample is cut as close to the scalp as possible and the most recent 3.9cm (or 1.5 inches) are tested. It is possible to go back even further than 90 days since the time period is limited only by the length of the hair sample, but is standardized to a 90 day history.
That is why a lot of junkies shave their body.
btw; if you try that, the judge will see it as an intentional act to avoid showing a positive and he will likely rule accordingly.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.