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Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests are not an entirely accurate way of determining whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, law enforcement throughout Sarasota, Florida continues to use these tests as a means of testing your physical or mental impairment. The truth of the matter is that a driver may fail a field sobriety test for any of a number of reasons that have nothing to do with alcohol consumption.

Age, weight, nervousness, tiredness, illness, a physical injury and even poor road or weather conditions can affect a driver’s performance on a field sobriety test. An experienced Sarasota DUI attorney will know how to discredit a failed field sobriety test or tests and use this to help you avoid a conviction and serious DUI penalties.

At Finebloom & Haenel, our DUI lawyers are dedicated to representing our clients to the best of our abilities. We are highly trained and experienced and provide a level of personalized representation that enables us to develop innovative, effective defense strategies. No matter your particular DUI charges and what may have happened during your field sobriety tests, a lawyer at our firm can review your case during a free consultation to determine exactly how we can help you. We represent clients throughout all of Sarasota County and the surrounding areas in Florida.

Consult a Sarasota DUI Lawyer

The three standardized field sobriety tests, designated as such by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), are: the walk and turn, horizontal gaze nystagmus and one leg stand. However, law enforcement may utilize additional tests after pulling you over for suspected DUI. By consulting a lawyer at our firm, you can find out more about these tests and what affect they may have on your charges as well as the outcome of your case.

Contact Finebloom & Haenel today to find out more about field sobriety tests from an experienced Sarasota DUI lawyer.

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