Douglas County DUI Attorney
Field Sobriety Tests
There are three types of standardized field sobriety tests that are commonly administered during the initial DUI investigation:
- The Walk and Turn Test
- The One-Leg Stand Test
- The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test
These tests were established as a way for police officers to determine if a person is too intoxicated to be driving or operative a vehicle. Field sobriety tests were designed to challenge a driver’s balance, mind-body coordination, and ability to follow instructions. However, although these tests claim to be viable tools for determining sobriety, they are not. Not only are these tests highly subjective, but there is no scientific way to prove if a person is drunk based on how well they do on the test. For example, the one-leg stand test requires a person to stand on one foot, raise one leg off the ground, and count out loud. If they put their arms up or lose balance, it will be taken as a sign of intoxication. However, we all know that balancing on one leg can be extremely difficult with or without the presence of alcohol.
How Can a DUI Attorney Help Me?
If you’ve been arrested for DUI after taking a field sobriety test, it’s to your advantage to contact Douglas County DUI lawyer Chris Cessna to defend you against your charges. There are many viable reasons as to why a driver may fail a field sobriety test, and a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney like Mr. Cessna will be able to investigate the circumstances of your arrest to determine if your rights were violated or if the police officer failed to follow standard procedure.
Contact Douglas County DUI Lawyer Chris Cessna
If you’re facing DUI charges in Douglas County, you can depend on Mr. Cessna to provide you with the experienced, informed, and aggressive defense you need. As a former DUI police officer, Mr. Cessna was trained and certified to become a NHTSA field sobriety instructor, and since then has taught other attorneys and police officers how to properly administer the tests. Mr. Cessna knows what evidence to look for to fight your charges, and will work hard to make sure your case does not end in conviction.
To schedule you free consultation, please contact Douglas County DUI lawyer Chris Cessna today at (303) 456-1600.