Field Sobriety Tests
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In most roadside stop situations, when a police officer decides to initiate a DUI investigation, they will usually instruct the driver to exit their vehicle and perform a series of exercises of "field sobriety tests" in order to determine whether or not the driver is impaired. Depending upon the experience and training of the investigating officer, some of these test results will be admissible in court and some will not. Performance of field sobriety exercises is usually recorded and the police will seek to use the test results as evidence of intoxication when your case goes to court.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Broward County, it is crucial that you retain an experienced, aggressive and effective Broward County DUI attorney as soon as possible. If your driver's license has been suspended due to a refusal to perform the tests or if you were arrested after allegedly performing poorly on the field sobriety tests, you will have only 10 days to contest the administrative suspension of your driver's license. Ft. Lauderdale DUI defense attorney Antonio D. Quinn appears regularly before the DMV in order to fight for his client's driving privileges. Before attempting to make any decisions which could have negative consequences in the future, it is crucial to be represented by an experienced Broward DUI attorney who can help you to evaluate your options and decide what is the best course to pursue in your drunk driving case.
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Field Sobriety Exercises in Florida
In addition to the field sobriety exercises outlined above, a police officer may ask an individual to perform a "counting test", the "Romberg Alphabet" test and the "finger to nose". All of these tests have one goal: to gather evidence that a driver is intoxicated to be used against them in court. If you have been arrested for DUI in Broward County, whether you performed field sobriety tests or not, it is crucial that you retain an experienced and aggressive Ft. Lauderdale DUI defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to contest the basis used to determine that you were intoxicated and will give you your best chance at successfully defending your driving privilege as well as your criminal record. Call Ft. Lauderdale DUI attorney Antonio D. Quinn, Esq. today to set up a free consultation and to evaluate your options going forward.