Are Field Sobriety Tests Useless?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

All eyes are on field sobriety tests this week as their validty ( or lack of validty ) has been called to question by the mainstream Atlanta media. Atlanta news station WSB has shed some light on the challenges Atlanta drivers face when a DUI officer asks them to step out of their vehicle and perform some tests. Factors like injuries to the eyes, head, legs, knees, and feet can impair one's ability to perform the tests. So can anxiety and certain medical conditions. Not to mention unlevel pavement, uncomfortable shoes, proximity to traffic, bright or strobing lights, and hard contact lenses to name a few.

If you have been arrested for a DUI, you were probably asked to partake in field sobriety tests. The fact that you were arrested means the officer was not happy with your performance. The results of these field sobriety tests can be used against in trial and other hearings. Learn how to protect your rights and challenge these tests. Call the law office of Richard Lawson. Mr. Lawson and his team of attorneys are highly trained litigators with the best academic credentials. Call our lawyers today for a free consultation.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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