There is no question that the whole process of being pulled over and subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence can prove to be confusing, embarrassing and altogether frightening.
That’s because one minute you were minding your own business behind the wheel, while the next minute you were stopped on the side of the road, asked a multitude of questions by a police officer and ordered to perform a battery of field sobriety tests.
In fact, these field sobriety tests can prove to be extremely confusing, embarrassing and frightening all on their own, requiring you to perform cognitive tasks and physical feats that would prove challenging even under the most ideal circumstances.
Some of the more notable — and notorious — of these field sobriety tests include the Romberg alphabet test, the counting test, the walk-and-turn test, the one leg stand test and, of course, the horizontal gaze nystagmus test.
One thing that is extremely important to keep in mind concerning these field sobriety tests is that they must be properly administered and can’t even be administered in the first place if the officer didn’t have sufficient probable cause to pull you over.
At Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., we have extensive experience protecting the rights, freedoms and futures of those charged with DUI here in Florida. What this means is that we know how to prepare and develop a compelling case, conducting a meticulous review of the arrest report, video recording of the field sobriety tests and all other evidence to uncover whether your rights were violated at any point during the process of the drunk driving arrest.
To learn more about putting our years of experience to work in your DUI case, please visit our website.