Field Sobriety Tests - What You Need to Know

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Field sobriety tests are a common way for police officers to determine the sobriety of a suspected intoxicated individual. These tests are often performed under conditions that are not always conducive to obtaining proper evidence, which means that the results of field sobriety tests are not always accurate.

I am Attorney Christopher K. Rodeman, and I understand the ramifications that can come from having your driver's license suspended or being charged with a DWI after a failed field sobriety test. As such, I am committed to working with you to protect your future and defend your rights and driving privileges. If you have been arrested, contact my office today!

Types of Standard Field Sobriety Tests

Numerous tests are used as a part of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. These tests can include, but are not limited to:

  • Walk-and-turn test: This test is used to determine stability and balance. If the individual wavers, it could be seen as a sign of intoxication.
  • One-leg test: Also used as a stability test, any faltering or wavering on the leg test could be seen as intoxication.
  • Horizontal gaze nystagmus: Usually, an officer has a suspect follow his / her pen or other object with their eyes, without moving their head. The officer is looking for a slight "bounce" of the eye while following the moving object.

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Although it may seem frustrating, there are actually numerous defenses that could be used after an arrest for a failed field sobriety test. When you work with my firm, I will determine if there are any underlying causes of stress, medical conditions, or other circumstances that could have caused you to fail the test. Additionally, I will review all evidence that led to the arrest, including why you were stopped by the arresting office, all dashboard camera videos, and all police reports in order to build a strong defense on your behalf.

You can be confident that no stone will be left unturned when you work with my team after a DWI arrest for a failed field sobriety test.

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Are you ready to get started? You have a limited amount of time to retain the assistance of a Rochester DWI defense attorney before your first hearing - and it is imperative that you contact my office as soon as possible. The quicker you gain my representation, the sooner I can begin developing a personalized strategy to help defend your future.

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