Fulton County Field Sobriety Test Attorney
THE PROBLEMS WITH FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS
There are two types of tests used in DUI cases. There are important differences between them. Blood & breath tests, also referred to as chemical tests, are administered at the police station or in a hospital. As a licensed driver in the state of Georgia, you are required to take one or both of these tests. Field sobriety tests are administered on the side of the road when you are suspected of being impaired and stopped by police.
You are not obligated to take these tests and may respectfully decline. These tests are notoriously arbitrary, meaning the same results may be interpreted differently by two different police officers. They are often administered incorrectly. Attorney Richard S. Lawson from The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson has been an NHTSA Field Sobriety Test Instructor since 2000. As your attorney he can examine the "evidence" being put forth from these tests and find the inaccuracies and inconsistencies and use them to your advantage. If you have been charged with DUI and submitted to field sobriety tests, you need the expertise of a Fulton County, GA DUI attorney from our firm.
FIELD SOBRIETY TEST LAWYER IN FULTON COUNTY
While you have the right to refuse field sobriety tests, you must submit to the blood & breath tests when requested by police. A refusal to submit to chemical tests will almost always result in a one-year suspension of your driver's license. This is not the case with the field sobriety tests. Many people are unable to pass field sobriety tests who are not intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Factually, they are only 77% accurate. You deserve a qualified and professional DUI defense lawyer fighting for you. Call us today.
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI and you submitted to field sobriety tests during the process, contact a Fulton County field sobriety test lawyer immediately.