California Sobriety Tests
DUI Lawyer in Ventura Explains Tests for Drunk Driving
People under suspicion of being intoxicated with drugs or alcohol while
operating a motor vehicle may be asked to perform one or more sobriety
tests. If you were charged with
DUI for failing a sobriety test, then we can help! At
The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert, we offer the legal guidance necessary to determine whether your sobriety
test was properly administered. In cases in which testing is improperly
administered, processed, or transported, we can use evidence of tampering
or misconduct as part of a defense. Our Ventura DUI attorneys can help
you review every aspect of your case to pursue a favorable outcome.
Types of Sobriety Tests
Chemical tests and field sobriety tests are the types of tests that can
be performed to assess sobriety. These tests are administered in different
ways to help law enforcement officials establish cause for an arrest.
Find out how each of the tests work and what errors could result.
Field Sobriety Tests
Field sobriety tests are subjective roadside exercises that are designed
to evaluate the accused’s divided attention or extent of ability
impairment. Tests of this kind are voluntary for drivers over the age
of 21. In many circumstances, it is advisable to politely refuse to take
a field sobriety test. Common field sobriety tests include the horizontal
gaze nystagmus evaluation, the walk-and-turn test, and the one-leg stand test.
Chemical tests, including breath and blood tests, are performed after an
arrest, typically at the police station. These tests are not optional
and refusal can result in the suspension of a driver’s license.
In many circumstances, you have the option to select either a breath or
Our Ventura Criminal Attorneys Provide Defense for Sobriety Tests
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established to make field sobriety tests more accurate. In
some circumstances, however, drivers can be falsely charged for DUI based
on an incorrect reading of a test. If you have reason to believe your
sobriety test was inaccurately conducted,
contact our firm today! Our Ventura criminal defense attorneys can make sure that your
rights are protected!