Challenging Field Sobriety Test Results
Law enforcement officers use field sobriety tests to assess the level of impairment of people who have been stopped for drinking and driving. There are no laws stating that a certain test needs to be used. Further, the tests are used to form an opinion on the level of the person’s impairment. When law enforcement officers use these tests and merely form opinions, there exists ample room for errors, incorrect results and inconsistencies.
Extensive Understanding Of Field Sobriety Tests
Our Lexington field sobriety test attorneys have extensive knowledge of the ways in which field sobriety tests and Breathalyzer tests are administered. We use this knowledge to build a strong defense on your behalf, minimizing the consequences of a first-time DUI/DWI or felony DUI conviction.
In South Carolina, the standard field sobriety tests include:
- Horizontal gaze nystagmus
- Walk and turn
- One leg stand
As skilled West Columbia DUI/DWI lawyers, we can build an effective defense by identifying inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the field sobriety test results. Field sobriety tests are administered under the assumption that all people will react to each test in a uniform way. The tests fail to consider factors such as age, weight, health and physical ability — all of which can skew test results.
Field sobriety tests are videotaped. We can review the videotapes and note any problems with the tests. Our criminal defense attorneys can effectively illustrate that the tests were not administered properly and therefore yielded unreliable results.
Contact Our DUI/DWI Attorneys Today
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated or drunk driving, talk to an attorney who understands field sobriety tests and can build a strong defense on your behalf. The Taylor Law Firm, LLC, is ready to stand by your side. Call 803-926-2205 or email us today for a free consultation.