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Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer Discusses Field Sobriety Tests

Field Sobriety Tests Tests Are Optional!

Most people don't realize that field sobriety tests are completely optional. The police officers who pull you over and give them to you will not tell you this, but they are optional. You are absolutely within your rights to politely refuse to take the field sobriety tests in their entirety.

If you have questions about Field Sobriety Tests, call us at (800) 458-1488 immediately!

THESE TESTS ARE DESIGNED FOR YOU TO FAIL! Field sobriety tests are not really tests at all. Instead, they are physical agility exercises that are SUBJECTIVE in nature. In other words, the police officer, who already thinks you are DUI because he is giving you the field sobriety tests, is the one who is determining whether you pass or fail each test. The officer is looking for any and every mistake that you make. In fact, many people with absolutely no alcohol in their system "fail" these tests. Field Sobriety Tests may include:

  • Nystagmus Test
  • Walk and Turn
  • Standing on One Leg
  • Finger To Nose
  • Alphabet Test
  • Rhomberg Balance Test
  • Hand Pat Test
  • Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test (PAS)

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A skilled DUI defense lawyer in Los Angeles can turn your failing these tests into you passing these tests. A lawyer at CDI will be able to point out all of the things you did right with these tests, and will know how to cross examine the police officer who administered and "graded" each test.

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