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While we hope you never have to go through getting pulled over and having to perform a Field Sobriety Test, we want you to learn a little bit about them.
Field Sobriety Tests are a common tool that law enforcement officers use to determine a person’s level of impairment after they have been stopped for suspected drunk driving. Even if you have not had to complete one, you have certainly seen them on TV.
But are they fair?
First, let’s imagine what someone is going through when they are stopped. Maybe they just left a restaurant and yes, probably had a drink or two. Unfortunately, they have rolled up on a DUI checkpoint. The officer thinks he smells alcohol so he asked the person to step out of the vehicle.
At this point, your heart is pumping and adrenaline going. You know you only had a few drinks and are not drunk. When the officer asks you to submit to a Standard Field Sobriety Test you agree because, again, you are not drunk.
Here is the thing – many sober people fail these tests.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we want to help if you are facing allegations of drunk driving. When you need a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney, call us today.
There are some misconceptions about a Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST). In reality, there are three separate standard tests that law enforcement personnel use:
If you have been arrested after performing a Field Sobriety Test, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Okabe & Haushalter, we will work to prove your innocence by thoroughly examining the case against you and forming a defense strategy. When you need a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney, you can contact us today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799 for a free consultation.