Challenging Field Sobriety Test Results
For the police to arrest you for DUI, they must have reason to believe that you are over the limit. The administration of field sobriety tests is one of the tools they use to determine if you are impaired.
But even though police officers receive training in how to conduct the three standardized tests (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, the one-leg stand, and the walk-and-turn), they can make mistakes when administering them. In addition, other factors such as the weather, the headlights of oncoming vehicles, or the person's weight can cause the subject to perform poorly.
Field sobriety tests in themselves are not a reliable indicator of impairment. They merely provide justification for a DUI arrest. If you were arrested for DUI, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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Gwinnett County DUI Defense Lawyers
When you hire us to represent you, we will thoroughly review all aspects of your DUI case. This will include the three standardized field sobriety tests, and other field sobriety tests the officer may have administered. We may be able to identify specific reasons for your failure to perform the tests well such as a health condition, weather conditions or distractions. In addition, we will review police car videos to see if the officer properly administered the tests or advised you of your rights.
Our defense effort will not stop there. We will examine the reason for the traffic stop, breath test results and other factors that could result in a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a non alcoholic driving offense. From the start of your case to its conclusion, Daniels & Taylor, P.C., will fight for your rights and freedom.
Learn the truth about field sobriety tests and DUI. In Lawrenceville, Loganville, or elsewhere in the Atlanta area, contact Daniels & Taylor, P.C., for a free consultation.