Challenging the Results of Your Field Sobriety Tests
If you are pulled over while driving and the officer suspects that you may have been drinking or under the influence of drugs, you may be asked to complete a number of field sobriety tests. While designed to aid police officers, they are too often used as proof of drunk driving. Breath tests and field sobriety tests are far from perfect and often faulty.
Make sure you challenge the results of your tests as part of your DUI defense.
You can challenge the results of your DUI tests in court. At the Tucson, Arizona Law Offices of Stephen Paul Barnard, we will do everything possible to protect your rights. We know how Arizona DUI laws are supposed to work, and we will make sure you are not convicted based on a faulty field sobriety test or preliminary breath test.
Conducting a thorough investigation into your case, we will ask the tough questions and assess the validity of the sobriety tests in your arrest. While there are strict standards for how these tests should be conducted, many officers do not know how to use them properly. For that reason, the results of the tests vary greatly in every case. We will not be afraid to challenge the arresting officer on any test:
- HGN Tests (horizontal gaze nystagmus)
- Walk and turn test
- One leg stand
- Preliminary breath test
We will fight for you if your failed sobriety test led to any of the following DUI charges:
- Underage DUI
- Multiple offenses
- Aggravated DUI
- [ ]Extreme DUI and super extreme DUI
- Refused blood or breath test
Whether you failed a walk and turn test, one leg stand or breathalyzer test, make sure you challenge the results. You do not want a fraudulent test leading to a criminal charge of any kind.
Do not take any more tests until you get a chance to talk to a lawyer.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and protect your rights.