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Field Sobriety Tests and Drunk Driving in Florida

DUI Attorney Serving St. Lucie & Port St. Lucie

When a person is being evaluated for possible DUI (driving under the influence), law enforcement may ask them to perform one or more standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs). These types of tests help officers by testing a person’s mental and physical agility skills. When a test is failed then it may be determined that the person is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

However, there are hundreds of legal issues that can affect the outcome of a field sobriety test. They can be easily disputed in a court of law and in many instances may result in a dismissal of all charges. The best defense that a person would have to fight a DUI charge due to failed field sobriety tests would be to hire a DUI attorney in Port St. Lucie or St. Lucie immediately. At David Golden, P.A., we recognize the many legal issues that surround field sobriety tests and we will use our experience to fight to clear your name.

The following tests are recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as the standardized field sobriety tests to be used by law enforcement when determining whether or not to charge a person with DUI:

Types of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs)

  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
  • Walk and Turn (WAT)
  • One Leg Stand (OLS)

In addition to the above standardized field sobriety tests there are still several other field sobriety tests that officers may use.  Either way a St. Lucie field DUI attorney can work to protect your legal rights.

Facing DUI in St. Lucie or Port St. Lucie

Please contact David Golden, P.A. immediately if you or a loved one is charged or arrested for driving under the influence in St. Lucie or Port St. Lucie. We have over twenty years of legal experience and are committed to obtaining the best possible outcome against the DUI charges that you may face. We can meet with you during a free initial consultation and determine what strategies we may present on your behalf to help you.

These are a few of the legal issues that often surround field sobriety tests, which may affect the results:

  • Improper administration of test
  • Poor instructions
  • Unreliable or outdated test administered
  • Tested on an uneven, slippery or wet surface
  • Dark environment
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Improper shoes
  • Anxiety due to traffic stop
  • Injuries
  • Pre-existing eye condition
  • Pre-existing disability
  • Natural coordination
  • A persons weight

Need a field sobriety test lawyer in Port St. Lucie or St. Lucie? Contact us today!

David Golden, P.A. - Port St. Lucie DUI Attorney
Located at 903 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994.
Phone: (800) 483-0998.
Local: (772) 220-4400.
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