Columbia DUI Attorney
Challenging Field Sobriety Tests
Even if you have been arrested for DUI after allegedly failing a Field
Sobriety Test (FST), this does not mean that you will be found guilty
of Driving Under the Influence. Who you hire as an attorney can matter
greatly as to whether you end up with a conviction on your record or successfully
challenge the case in court. As a skilled Columbia DUI lawyer, I will
aggressively challenge evidence put forth by the prosecution including
whether the Field Sobriety Tests were administered properly. Call my firm
now so that we can get to work contesting your charges and work towards
a successful outcome for you.
With experience as a former state prosecutor, I am well-versed in how the
prosecution handles these kinds of cases and I know what to expect. I
will fight hard for you to ensure that we provided an aggressive defense
for you tailored to the facts of your case. With more than 20 years as
an attorney, I know what it takes to ensure that your case is properly
Possible Legal Defenses to Field Sobriety Tests
I can challenge any supposed failure on your part to successfully execute
a Field Sobriety Test in a number of ways. A successful challenge would
mean the results of your test may be determined to be inadmissible in
a court of law.
Possible Arguments and Defenses:
- The officer did not take into account, or gave little regard, to pre-existing
mental or physical conditions which may have skewed the results of an
FST. Such conditions may include back or knee problems, inner ear infections,
neurological injuries, eye disorders, and movement or skeletal disorders.
- The tests were not given in accordance to National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration standards or the arresting officer’s training. An
incorrectly administered test can be grounds for the test to be inadmissible in court.
- Some external condition prevented you from completing the FST to the officer’s
satisfaction. This can include wet or uneven pavement which can affect
your performance of a walk-and-turn test or blinding lights that can impact
an HGN test.
Aggressive & Knowledgeable Representation
Being arrested for a DUI charge is a serious matter and you need the help
of a seasoned Columbia Driving Under the Influence criminal defense attorney
to protect your rights and fight for you. I have the experience to be
an effective advocate for you and work towards a successful resolution
of these charges so that you can get on with your life. Call my firm today.
Call right away to get started—(803) 402-8544!