Field Sobriety Tests

Ft. Lauderdale DUI Attorney

Field Sobriety Tests are the most important part of a DUI investigation. They are the number one tool used by Law Enforcement to determine if someone has had too much to drink. However, people often say, “are you kidding, I can’t do those sober.” Field Sobriety Exercises are not 100% accurate. Law enforcement has a choice of a number of tests, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn, One Leg Stand, Finger to Nose, Romberg Balance, Alphabet, to name a few. If you do not perform well on these tests, that does not mean you are guilty! There are reason other than alcohol that people will not perform well on the FSE’s. Some things your Ft. Lauderdale DUI attorney will look into concerning FSE’s are:

  • were they administered correctly?
  • was the police officer properly trained?
  • did you have any illnesses or injuries that could effect your performance?
  • were you tired?
  • were you nervous?
  • are you overweight?
  • were they given on a flat, level, and dry surface?
  • was there enough light?
  • were they given on the side of a road?
  • were you distracted by passing cars?

You need a Ft. Lauderdale DUI lawyer who knows how to attack the FSE’s and establish that you are not guilty. Your performance on FSE’s are a major factor in law enforcement’s decision to arrest you. Attacking the FSE’s and casting doubt on their reliability will improve your chances of a favorable outcome of your case.

Field Sobriety Tests

You need an experienced Ft. Lauderdale DUI lawyer on your side to attack the FSE’s and defend your case. FSE’s were designed by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and have been used for many years. We are familiar with the manuals that law enforcement use in their training and that allows us to attack the administration of the FSE’s. We have had countless jury trials in which we have successfully attacked the FSE’s and attained a favorable outcome for our client.

DUI Lawyer in Ft. Lauderdale

At DiRenzo Defense we aggressively defend clients charged with DUI in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. We have a thorough knowledge of each of the Field Sobriety Tests that police in the Ft. Lauderdale area use and the correct procedure for each. When we interview a client, we find the details of the Field Sobriety Tests and make note of violations of procedure. We challenge the test results along with all other defenses to DUI charges. We have helped many clients in Fort Lauderdale beat their DUI charges and save their driving privileges.

Contact a Ft. Lauderdale DUI Attorney at the firm for a free consultation about your Field Sobriety Tests and DUI charges.