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Justice minister wants to make drug or alcohol testing possible in cases of violence

17 August 2012

In future, people suspected of violent crime will be obliged to cooperate in an investigation to establish whether they have used drugs or alcohol. The findings of the investigation may play a role in the severity of the punishment imposed by the court. The measure is intended to improve the approach to violence committed under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

This is set out in a legislative proposal from Justice minister Ivo Opstelten, which will soon be submitted to various agencies for consultation.



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