There are three field sobriety tests that are allowed as evidence in court. There are, however, strict rules about how these tests are administered in order for the results to be considered valid. Even when correctly administered, these tests have been determined to be only 77% correct. Some individuals can have a poor response due to factors other than impairment, including fatigue, language problems, illness, age, fear, lack of balance, physical conditions, or other problems that could affect physical ability. A Gwinnett County DUI lawyer could be able to defend you if you have been charged with DUI based on a field sobriety test.
DUI Lawyer Serving Lawrenceville
The legal team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson is exceptionally qualified to assist clients who are facing DUI charges and have been administered field sobriety tests. The firm's founder, Attorney Richard S. Lawson, has been trained at the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) as an instructor in field sobriety testing. Because of this training and certification, Mr. Lawson has an intimate knowledge of these tests and their administration and can use this knowledge to benefit you and your case.
Field sobriety tests are not scientific. They are based solely upon the arbitrary opinion of the law enforcement agent conducting the test. Because there is such a propensity for error in these types of tests, your attorney may be able to defend you if you have been charged with DUI based upon your performance during a field sobriety test. If you have been charged with DUI, contact the firm today to discuss your legal options.
Contact a Gwinnett County DUI attorney from the firm if you have been arrested and charged with DUI and were subjected to field sobriety testing.