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.