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Category: Field Sobriety Tests

Types of Field Sobriety Tests Used in Arizona

February 27, 2023 | DUI,Field Sobriety Tests

A field sobriety test is a method used by law enforcement to determine if a driver or suspect is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is a test that is conducted during a traffic stop and judged solely on the police officer’s opinion. For this reason, field sobriety tests are largely biased, inaccurate… read more

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How Can a DWI Test Be Challenged?

February 24, 2023 | Drunk Driving Charges,DUI,Field Sobriety Tests

If you get arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Arizona, you could face severe penalties. A DWI conviction could result in fines, jail time, and the loss or suspension of your driving privileges. A DWI and DUI defense attorney in Tempe will look for ways to poke holes in the prosecutor’s case against you,… read more

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What Is Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus?

February 19, 2021 | Field Sobriety Tests

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) is a condition where the eyes make repetitive and involuntary jerking movements while gazing to the side. HGN is involuntary, and the person experiencing the condition is unaware it is happening. Typically the higher a person’s blood alcohol concentration, the sooner their eyes begin jerking as they move to the side…. read more

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Can You Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Arizona?

February 15, 2021 | Field Sobriety Tests

Law enforcement officers ask drivers they suspect of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to perform field sobriety tests, and drivers comply because these tests seem routine. Few Arizona drivers know they can refuse to perform these tests.  Before making any decisions regarding field sobriety tests, drivers should know the following: The federally… read more

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Just say “no” to these actions at DUI checkpoints in Arizona

July 2, 2018 | Field Sobriety Tests

The first time you do something is very often memorable. The first kiss, the first time you drove a car, the first paycheck, … Field Sobriety Tests

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