Field Sobriety Tests
Let a Las Vegas DUI Lawyer Challenge the Evidence
When you are pulled over, you may be asked to perform a series of tests.
These tests, known as field sobriety tests, were developed in order to
help police officers determine your level of intoxication. While you may
find yourself arrested because of the results of these tests, you are
not without hope. Field sobriety tests are not always accurate and a skilled
lawyer may be able to help you successfully challenge the results of those tests.
Law Office of David R. Fischer, our legal team is passionate about ensuring that our clients’ rights
are upheld and that they receive aggressive representation that works
towards the best possible outcome on their behalf. Over the years, we’ve
handled cases for hundreds of clients and established a track record of
success. In recognition of our commitment to excellence, we have been
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and maintain a 10.0 rating on Avvo.
To learn more about your legal options, don’t hesitate to
contact our firm. You may also
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Types of Field Sobriety Tests
There are several types of field sobriety tests that are routinely used
by law enforcement. You may be subjected to one or a combination of the tests.
The following tests are commonly used by law enforcement:
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test: The officer will hold up an object in front of the driver and move it
from side to side. They look for involuntary eye movement.
Walk-and-Turn Test: The officer will ask the driver to walk in a straight line, heel to toe,
for a certain number of steps before pivoting and returning.
One Leg Stand Test: The officer will ask the driver to remain on one foot and balance for
a specified amount of time, often while counting down the time out loud.
Unfortunately, the tests fail to take into account variables such as age,
weight, medical conditions and more that might make completing the task
more difficult. These are the variables that we investigate and just one
of the ways we are able to challenge the prosecutions so-called evidence
in your case.
Call the Law Office of David R. Fischer for Experienced Help!
Don’t assume that the tests you were subjected to are accurate portrayals
of your level of intoxication, or that the results cannot be questioned.
With a skilled Las Vegas
criminal defense attorney on your side, you are backed by years of experience and can move
forward with confidence!
Call (702) 866-9864 for more information about
Attorney David Fischer and how to best proceed in your case.