FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS
When you are stopped and suspected of drunk driving, you WILL be asked to perform field sobriety tests. — Asked is the key word here.
✋ YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO DO THESE TESTS BUT, BE WARNED, YOUR REFUSAL TO DO SO — OR YOUR PERFORMANCE ON THE TEST — WILL USED BY THE OFFICER TO ESTABLISH PROBABLE CAUSE FOR ARREST AND BREATH TEST.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognizes only three standardized field sobriety tests.
These field sobriety tests include:
1) Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
2) Walk and turn
3) One leg stand
Officers are trained that these, and even other non-standardized field sobriety tests, are a scientifically reliable way to predict impairment. In reality, these tests are really nothing more than a series exercises designed to highlight diminished motor skills and their inaccuracies have been highlighted by NHTSA itself. In fact, in court, attorney Rebecca Gray will only refer to these so-called tests as exercises.
Moreover, not all officers conduct the tests per the NHTSA guidelines. If an officer deviates from their training, the results may be unreliable and their ability to predict impairment can be attacked by a knowledgeable attorney like Rebecca Gray.
You need an attorney like Rebecca Gray to aggressively handle your case and get you back on the road.Call Now to Preserve Your Rights (317) 708-2177