Category Archives: Field Sobriety Tests

Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests aren’t always accurate

Field sobriety tests are commonly used among law enforcement to catch drunk drivers, but their accuracy has been disputed. Now that school…

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What happens after a Maryland driver refuses to take a breath test?

After refusing a breath test, drivers have a certain period of time to request a hearing and defend why their license should…

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Bill proposes stricter ignition interlock laws for MD drunk drivers

A new bill in Maryland would require all drivers convicted of drinking and driving to use an ignition interlock device. According to…

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Three common defenses to drunk driving charges in Maryland

Those facing DUI charges have options. Getting charged with driving under the influence (DUI) is an intimidating occurrence. Those who find themselves…

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Counties throughout Maryland increase sobriety checkpoints for holidays

Field sobriety checkpoints were deemed legal by the Supreme Court in 1990. Maryland officials are planning on using these checkpoints during the…

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Maryland may soon have some of the toughest DUI laws

A bill that would expand Maryland’s ignition interlock program to all DUI offenders has passed the House of Delegates. The Maryland House…

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Studies show breath tests are not always accurate

Breath test devices may not always give accurate BAC results, which could result in an erroneous DUI conviction. Although having a few…

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Factors that affect blood alcohol content level

There are many different factors that can affect how quickly a person’s blood alcohol content rises after drinking alcohol. In Maryland, and…

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How reliable is the walk-and-turn test?

If you’re pulled over for a traffic stop and the officer suspects that you’ve been drinking, you’ll likely be asked to take…

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What are the 3 field sobriety tests sanctioned by the NHTSA?

Police or patrol officers often use formal and informal field sobriety tests to help them determine if the driver of a motor…

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Questions about a field sobriety test might occur in a DUI case

In our previous post, we discussed some of the common field sobriety tests that police officers use when they stop someone for…

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What are the different standardized field sobriety tests?

Like other states, Maryland has a low tolerance for driving under the influence. Those who are stopped on suspicion of driving drunk…

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Calling field sobriety tests into question for a DUI defense

In a recent blog post, we discussed how field sobriety tests can often produce incorrect results. If you recall, we touched on…

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Field sobriety tests can indicate intoxication in sober drivers

When you are pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving, you might be asked to complete a field sobriety test. If…

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What field sobriety tests are most common?

You’ve likely seen a movie in which someone stopped by police for drinking and driving is asked to touch his or her…

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What are police looking for in field sobriety tests?

“Have you been drinking?” It’s certainly not a question anyone wants to answer when asked by a police officer? The officer may…

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What is implied consent?

If you are a licensed driver in the state of Maryland, you should be aware of the concept of implied consent. What…

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Challenging field sobriety tests is possible

When you face a drunk driving charge in Maryland, you are facing the possibility of harsh criminal penalties. These penalties can affect…

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Field sobriety test results might be inaccurate

In our previous blog post, we discussed how field sobriety tests aren’t always accurate. Despite that fact, these tests are often used…

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Standardized field sobriety tests aren’t always accurate

The sight of flashing lights behind you when you are driving is a sight that almost no driver wants to see. If…

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