Field Sobriety Tests in Orlando
Our DUI Attorney Explains What You Need to Know
If you are pulled over because a police officer suspects you of
driving under the influence, he or she may ask you to do a series of DUI field sobriety tests. DUI
field sobriety tests are used to test a drivers cognitive abilities and
if the driver is arrested for a DUI, the results of the tests can be used
in court to convict them. If you have been arrested after completing field
sobriety tests, you should seek the legal counsel of our
Orlando criminal defense lawyer. Without proper representation, you could possibly face harsher penalties
than you should for your DUI.
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Field Sobriety Test Procedure in Florida
After you have been pulled over under reasonable suspicion of driving under
the influence, the police officer could ask you to complete the field
sobriety tests (FSTs). The outcomes of these tests could be used as evidence
and the procedure may be recorded on film and used.
Standard and optional FSTs you may be asked to complete include:
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
- One-Leg Stand
- Finger-to-Nose Test
- Romberg Alphabet Test
- Counting Test
If you explain to the officer that you have physical limitations that prevent
you from completing the standardized tests successfully, he or she may
ask you to complete the optional tests as a way of demonstrating your
We Aren't Afraid to Fight for You
At Mazin Law, we are prepared to provide aggressive and knowledgeable advocacy
for your DUI case. Our Orlando DUI attorney can use numerous different
defense strategies to challenge your charges, including questioning the
training of the officer or the proper administration of the test. Factors
like medical conditions, age, gender, weight, and the environment can
also affect the outcome of these tests and be used in your defense.
Contact our Orlando criminal defense attorney today at (407) 477-6744. We are available 24/7!