Field Sobriety Tests
Michigan DUI Attorney
A field sobriety test is administered in the event of a suspected OWI or DUI. Upon pulling a driver over on suspicion of drunk driving, the officer will likely ask the driver to step out of the car and perform one or more sobriety tests that are meant to test whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. These tests gauge a driver's coordination, balance and ability to follow instructions. Freedman Law Group offers highly experienced and effective defense for drivers facing DUI and OWI charges. Contact our Michigan criminal defense lawyer if you have any questions about field sobriety tests and all other aspects of your drunk driving case. We offer a free initial consultation to help you get started.
Challenging Field Sobriety Test Results
Field sobriety tests have a number of inherent problems. First and foremost, these tests are not 100% accurate in determining whether a driver is actually intoxicated or under the influence of a narcotic. Nervousness, allergies, weariness and a physical injury or illness are all factors that may influence a driver's performance on field sobriety tests, and even factors such as poor weather, an uneven road and the shoes a driver is wearing may affect their ability to perform well.
When you work with our Michigan OWI attorney at Freedman Law Group we will set to work immediately, investigating all aspects of your case. This includes your field sobriety tests. We will get to the bottom of the situation to prove if you were improperly tested or if an external factor may have caused poor performance on one or more test. At times we are able to prove this by reviewing the police cruiser video or by cross-examining the officer in court. Contact a Michigan DUI lawyer as soon as possible to see how we can help you.