Standing on the side of the road trying to concentrate on dexterity and balance tests is a very intimidating thing, and the manner in which these tests are administered don’t make them any easier. Field Sobriety Exercises are tests many people could not pass without a single drink in their system. So, it is no wonder that they would be very difficult to pass on the side of a busy road with an officer that is looking to have you fail! If you have recently been charged with a DUI in Key West, be sure to give attorney Alan Fowler a call today.
Notwithstanding what officers would like you to believe, Field Sobriety Exercises are ultimately subjective determinations by the officer. Your performance of these exercises may or may not show signs of impairment. Though, the officer is not looking for signs that are consistent with sobriety. Instead, the officer is looking for anything that he is trained to observe as a sign of impairment.
Here’s a look at some of the aspects of the exercises that can be called into question by your attorney:
As you can see (or already learned the hard way), there are a lot of defenses to failed Field Sobriety Exercises. Therefore, these exercises need to be carefully analyzed by your attorney in mounting your DUI defense.
If you are dealing with a DUI charge in Key West, be sure to give attorney Alan Fowler a call immediately to discuss your case. Time is of the essence, so do not hesitate to call Alan to set up your free consultation today – 305.912.2516