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TODD K. MOHINK, PA Glen Burnie & Columbia Family & Criminal Lawyer

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 the suspicion of drunk driving. The issue with those tests is that the validity of them can come into question. Think about it. What if the person taking the test had a medical condition that causes balance issues? A walk-and-turn or one-leg stand test might not be appropriate. What if the person has an eye condition that causes erratic movements or twitches? The horizontal gaze nystagmus test wouldn’t necessarily be appropriate.

For the drivers who are subjected to these tests, the question of whether they are valid or not can come into the picture if the person ends up facing criminal charges. We know that you might be concerned about the validity of these tests, and we will work with you to determine if there is a point about them that we can call into questions as part of a comprehensive defense strategy.

In drunk driving cases, we need to take the time to explore all of the possible points that we can include in your defense. Each point that we can include is something that could potentially introduce a measure of doubt into the prosecution’s case. But, we need time to work on getting the investigative work done.

If you are facing drunk driving charges, including those that have a field sobriety test as one of the components, we can help you learn about what defense options you have. It is important that we start working on your case quickly so that you can have time to consider the possibilities.

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