How Florida Field Sobriety Tests Are Flawed

When you get charged with a Key West DUI, it may seem like the system is rigged against you. And in some ways it is. This feeling is especially true when it comes to Field Sobriety Exercises. Performed in a very intimidating environment on the side of an often busy road, there are a lot of flaws when it comes to a Field Sobriety Exercises.

There’s good news! All the issues that come with failed Field Sobriety Exercises can ultimately become part of your larger defense strategy. That’s right—the flaws can work in your favor. Here’s what I mean:

  • The roadside environment: Is it really fair to administer concentration and balance test on the shoulder of a busy road? Not in my book!
  • The officer: Ultimately, whether you pass or fail a field sobriety test depends on what the officer finds to be passing or failing. If the officer pulled you over on suspicion of drunk driving, then chances are the officer already has already determined that you will fail.
  • Your body: There are a lot of reasons that have nothing to do with drinking that may explain why your eyes are red or you cannot balance on one leg or walk in a straight line. You may never be able to do those things! While the police officer on the scene may have little, if any, interest in hearing about your issues, I will make sure they are heard when it comes to your day in court!

Key West Field Sobriety Exercises have a lot of issues, and I am here to point all of them out as part of your defense. I have years of experience helping individuals deal with DUI charges, and I will work hard to fight these serious charges and limit the impact they have on your life.

Just because you failed a field sobriety test does not mean that you will be convicted—give me Alan Fowler a call today to discuss your case further. Your first consultation is always on the house: 305.912.2516