If you were stopped for DUI, you were most likely asked by the police officer to do a series of physical tests by the side of the road. These DUI Roadside Tests are known as Field Sobriety Tests. You probably thought you passed them, but the officer told you you failed. Don’t worry – if the officer wants to arrest you for DUI, these tests are almost impossible to pass. Here are some reasons why:
Any of these factors determine whether you passed the test and whether the tests can be considered accurate. They can be challenged in a trial or possibly in a legal motion that might get the test results thrown out of court!
Remember, these tests were created decades ago by reviewing police tests for DUI across the country and coming to the conclusion that three of them worked the best. They were later re-tested in some studies based out of Colorado, California and Florida. But, in the end, they never correlated driving ability to the tests – only blood alcohol concentration.
The bottom line is that you should contact our experienced DUI attorneys if you are charged with DUI – we know how to challenge the accuracy of the tests. Call us at (727) 372-3111.