Posted on August 28, 2014 in Field Sobriety Tests
If you have ever been stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, you may already have undergone some of the tests that are often carried out to determine whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol. Among the more commonly used tests are field sobriety tests. However, as we have seen before, not everyone is able to perform these tests well, regardless of their blood alcohol content.
Here in Arizona, it is within your rights to refuse field sobriety tests if you wish, especially if you feel the results may falsely incriminate you. Furthermore, as we discussed previously, doing so does not result in automatic license suspension as declining a blood alcohol test can.
The Standardized Field Sobriety Test consists of three parts:
If you fail a field sobriety test, you might then be asked to submit to a Breathalyzer test. If you are found to have tested over the legal blood alcohol limit, you may face charges. However, even Breathalyzers are not always accurate, so you may be able to call the evidence against you into question. An attorney may be able to assist you in examining the charges against you and looking at if there are potential grounds to challenge them.