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Possible Challenges to FSTs

February 8, 2016 • DUI Defense, Field Sobriety Exercises

If you have concerns about your results on a field sobriety tests, discuss your questions with our Miami DUI defense lawyer. The professionals at our law offices will request a copy of your field sobriety tests (FSTs) to determine what problems were present and if they can be challenged in court. For example, the officer who conducted the test might not have been current on his or her test certification or the test equipment might not have been recently calibrated.

Coordination Tests

Some people normally struggle with balance and coordination under the best of circumstances. Did you have to perform the one-leg stand or the walk-and-turn test to check your sobriety? The conditions under which you performed this test could prove to be a major factor in poor test results. For example, the results would likely be very different if you took the test by the side of a dark street when compared to taking the test in a well-lit police station.

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test

Some people have naturally occurring nystagmus, and we will test you for this in our law office to see if this affected the outcome of your test. By looking at baseline results, we can see if the test was properly administered. If so, we will file a motion to exclude the test from admission to court.

Field Sobriety Tests in Court

One way to fight the results of an FST is to demonstrate your struggles to complete these tests in open court. In this way, you can prove that your failure to do well on the test was not due to inebriation.

Contact Our Miami Drunk Driving Lawyer for Assistance

If you think that your field sobriety tests were not properly conducted, call our Miami DUI defense lawyer at the Law Office of Antonio G. Jimenez.