DUI and Criminal Law Specialists
Where were you arrested? A DUI is a state offense, but each jurisdiction handles them slightly differently.
Where were you arrested?
Field Sobriety Tests – Avondale
During your arrest for Driving Under the Influence DUI, the Avondale Police Department officer may have used some of the following tests:
- The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, or HGN test, sometimes called the pen test. This involved tracking your eye movement while waving a pen, pen light, or finger in front of your face.
- Balancing tests like the one leg stand, where you have to stand on one leg for an extended period of time; the walk and turn test, which requires walking along a straight line; or the finger to nose test where you had to close your eyes and touch your nose
- Recitation of numbers or letters may have been used if the Avondale Police Department officer asked you to say the alphabet while counting backwards from 1,000
- Or dexterity tests, like asking you to close one finger at a time
Many tests exist and there are many known flaws with them. The Rosenstein Law Group has the knowledge and experience to examine the field sobriety tests that were used against you and find those flaws within them to fight your DUI case. Call the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-500-1222 or online for a free consultation to find out what your possible defenses are.
Avondale Defense Attorney with Aggressive Strategy
If you face a DUI case in the Avondale City Court, the Rosenstein Law Group can provide you with aggressive defense strategies to fight the field sobriety tests in your case. The fact of the matter is that officers don’t always tell the truth about how the tests are administered. The Rosenstein Law Group has convinced prosecutors, judges, and juries to disregard the field sobriety tests because:
- The person tested had a physical impairment making it impossible for them to perform the test
- The field sobriety test was administered in a flawed manner and is therefore unreliable
- The field sobriety test is inherently flawed and cannot be the basis on its own to convict someone of a DUI
Do I Have to Do Field Sobriety Tests?
Does Arizona’s Implied Consent law mean that I have to do field sobriety tests, blow into a portable breath testing device, or give blood? The answer is no to some of those questions and yes to others. There are ways to get around implied consent.
If you are charged with a DUI in the Avondale City Court and the officer who arrested you used field sobriety tests you should contact the Rosenstein Law Group immediately for a free consultation at 480-500-1222 or online.
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