An Experienced Attorney Can Challenge Sobriety Test Results

One of the tools that law enforcement uses to strengthen a DUI case is the field sobriety test. Failing a sobriety test can ultimately lead to serious consequences. A skilled criminal defense attorney, however, can fight to challenge these results and protect your driving record.

At Green & Delan, LLC, our lawyers and support staff understand the frustration you feel when facing the criminal justice system. The prospect of fines, jail time, community service and the loss of driving privileges can be daunting. Let our firm handle your case and fight to get your drunk driving charges reduced or dismissed altogether.

Whether you live near our Alpharetta & Peachtree Corners, GA office, in the Atlanta metro or elsewhere in Georgia, our attorneys are willing to defend your rights.

Are Field Sobriety Tests Standardized?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) worked with statisticians to determine whether the sobriety tests were accurately measured what they were designed to. Three tests have been standardized:

  • Horizontal gaze nystagmus (the eye test)
  • Walk and turn
  • One leg stand

These tests are designed to measure balance and the physical ability necessary to properly control a vehicle. Unfortunately, depending on circumstances such as medical impairment, visual difficulties or the environment in which the tests are being performed, it is not uncommon for the results of a field sobriety test to be flawed. Even a factor such as the weight of the driver can influence the results.

An experienced DUI defense attorney can listen to the facts of your case and provide the strong representation you need to see penalties and strict sentences reduce or dismissed altogether.

Call Green & Delan, LLC, To Schedule A Consultation

Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer if you failed a sobriety test. Contact Green & Delan, LLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 770-674-0400 or send us an email. No-obligation appointments are available at our Georgia office in Peachtree Corners, GA. We proudly serve clients throughout Fulton County, Gwinnett County, the Atlanta metro and the region.