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Field Sobriety Tests: An Overview

DUI Lawyer in Richmond, Virginia

Were you arrested for drunk driving after consenting to a field sobriety test? If so, it is very important to contact a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. These tests are meant to help an officer assess the driver's level of intoxication; however, the results are highly subjective, and the tests are also influenced by a number of factors. A knowledgeable Richmond DUI attorney from our firm can investigate the circumstances that led to your arrest and help you challenge the validity of your field sobriety test results before the court.

What influences the results of a field sobriety test?

Although many prosecutors rest their cases upon the results of field sobriety tests, this type of evidence is highly susceptible to flaw.

Due to the subjective nature of assessing the results, an officer's judgment is often the only factor that decides whether or not an individual is guilty, and the results can be negatively impacted by a number of things, including:

  • The weather
  • The surface on which the test was taken
  • The driver's age and physical health
  • The driver's footwear
  • Lights from passing traffic
  • Noise from passing traffic
  • Nervousness
  • The driver's ability to understand English
  • The clarity of the officer's instructions

Challenge the prosecution's evidence!

Looking for a lawyer for driving under the influence in Richmond? The presence of any one of these factors may be sufficient to make your results invalid. If you were arrested in a similar situation, it is important to talk to our firm immediately. Many drivers do not realize that they have the ability to fight their charges.

With the help of our talented team, you can be confident that you will receive a comprehensive and compelling defense. We will ensure your voice is heard before the court, and we will relentlessly protect your rights and interests. What are you waiting for?

Call our team at James A. Bullard, Jr., P.C. today to enlist the powerful advocacy you deserve!

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