Boulder DUI Lawyer
Field Sobriety Tests
Field sobriety testing is a method used by police officers throughout Boulder County for determining if a driver is drunk or intoxicated. However, field sobriety tests are incredibly inaccurate, and passing these tests can be difficult for even a sober person. If you have been arrested for DUI after taking a field sobriety test, it’s very important that you speak with a highly skilled Boulder DUI attorney right away. There are many things that can go wrong during a field sobriety test, and a knowledgeable and well-practice DUI lawyer will know how to fight your charges.
The purpose of a field sobriety test is to challenge a driver’s reaction time, physical coordination, level of alertness, and ability to follow instructions. It is believed that if a driver is unable to complete these tests without losing balance or without needing the officer to repeat the instructions, then they are too intoxicated to be driving a vehicle. However, there are various factors that could cause a driver to perform poorly on a field sobriety test, none of which have anything to do with alcohol consumption, such as:
- Age, height, weight
- Natural lack of coordination
- A pre-existing injury, illness, or condition
- Type of footwear
- Roadside conditions
- Weather conditions
- Officer’s ability to clearly explain instructions
Mr. Cessna’s Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Expertise
Boulder DUI lawyer Chris Cessna has a great deal of knowledge and training in all types of field sobriety tests, and knows how these tests should be administered. During his time as a DUI police officer, Mr. Cessna received extensive training in how to administer a field sobriety test. Since becoming certified as a National Highway Traffic Safety SFST instructor, Mr. Cessna has taught countless police officers throughout the country how to properly administer a field sobriety test.
Contact Boulder DUI Attorney Chris Cessna
When faced with DUI charges, the best thing to do is hire a Boulder DUI lawyer who is both knowledgeable and experienced in the area of field sobriety testing. Boulder DUI lawyer Chris Cessna has an extensive knowledge and understanding of DUI laws and field sobriety testing, and has helped thousands of clients avoid a DUI conviction. If after investigating your arrest Mr. Cessna finds any evidence that may suggest the officer administered the test improperly, or violated your rights while administering the test, he will motion to suppress the evidence or get your charges thrown out.
To discuss your case a free consultation, please contact Boulder DUI attorney Chris Cessna today! Providing you with the experienced and aggressive DUI defense you need to successfully fight your charges is Mr. Cessna’s number one priority.