Field sobriety tests are a tool that police officers use to obtain enough probable cause evidence to arrest an individual for DUI or DWI and conduct a breath or blood test to determine an individual’s alcohol content. Although these field sobriety tests are notorious for being inaccurate, a jury isn’t going to know that unless you educate them on that fact and show them any errors that were made in the field sobriety tests that were administered to you.
What errors are common in field sobriety tests?
Although you might not see errors in each field sobriety test that’s been administered to you, there are some common errors that you’ll want to be on the lookout for. Here are some of the most common:
- Instructions were poorly given, which can leave you uncertain of what you’re required to do to successfully complete the test.
- Tests aimed at gauging your balance are conducted on unlevel ground.
- The police officer who conducted the test misinterpreted your performance on it.
- Any medical conditions or injuries that could’ve caused you to fail a field sobriety test were not taken into account.
- The officer who conducted the field sobriety test was inadequately trained on how to conduct them.
- The field sobriety test to which you were subjected isn’t standardized.
There might be other errors that occur when your field sobriety test is conducted, so be sure to thoroughly analyze the events and ask your attorney about any concerns that you might have.
Be prepared to fight in your DUI case to protect your future
A DUI or DWI conviction can have tremendous ramifications for you and your future, affecting everything from your freedom to your employment and time with your children. Therefore, you owe it to yourself to build a thoughtful and aggressive DWI defense. To learn more about how to do that, please continue to read our website.