If you are pulled over under the suspicion of drinking alcohol and driving, you may be asked to perform a field sobriety test. Field sobriety testing is commonly used by police officers to determine whether someone is too inebriated to operate a motor vehicle, however, there are many reasons why the results of field sobriety testing can be considered inaccurate.
Examples of field sobriety testing include:
- One leg stand
- Walk and turn test
- Nystagmus test (horizontal gaze)
- Counting backwards
- Reciting all or part of the alphabet
- Count fingers
- Finger to nose test
There are many reasons in which a field sobriety test might be considered inaccurate. Studies show that field sobriety testing was only 91% accurate. There are a number of health and medical conditions that would not allow a driver to perform some or all of the field sobriety tests well, even if he or she didn’t have anything to drink at all.
At Galumbeck, Dennis & Kegley, we know DUI law, and we know how to challenge field sobriety test results. With our experience as prosecutors, we can give you inside knowledge on how the prosecution will attempt to use your field sobriety test results against you in court to have you convicted of a DUI. We will use our skills, knowledge and resources to aggressively defend you and increase the chances that your DUI case will be dismissed or the charges will be reduced.
When a DUI is threatening to destroy your driving record and your reputation, contact us for a consultation. Call now.