Challenging Field Sobriety Tests and DUI Charges in Metro Detroit

Michigan Field Sobriety Test Lawyer

If you have been pulled over, arrested and charged with a DUI/OWI offense, it is likely that you were asked to perform certain “field sobriety tests”. These tests are supposed to give law enforcement the opportunity to determine whether you are intoxicated. The tests are extremely subjective, as in the “failure” of the test is based on a law enforcement officer’s judgment at the time of the test. There are a large number of factors that could cause an individual to “fail” field sobriety tests including the following:

  • Medical problems
  • Dizziness
  • Medications
  • Age
  • Confusion
  • Fear
  • Weight
  • Footwear
  • Fatigue

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If you have been subjected to field sobriety tests and were subsequently arrested and charged with a DUI charge, it is crucial that you contact a Michigan DUI attorney to fight for your rights. The legal team has successfully challenged field sobriety test evidence on countless occasions. Even the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in studies acknowledges the high percentage of inaccurate findings from the test. The best of the field sobriety tests has a 77% accuracy rate (as measured against scientifically measured ACTUAL blood alcohol concentration levels). This 77% accuracy rate is based on the field sobriety test being administered properly, which is definitely not always the case. It is very possible that any findings from these tests can be challenged in court as part of a successful defense for DUI or OWI charges.

If you are facing DUI/OWI charge in Michigan, it is crucial that an attorney from our firm reviews the evidence against you, including any field sobriety tests, to look for the flaws in the case that can be developed into a powerful and compelling defense on your behalf. Many who have been charged with DUI and have had field sobriety tests administered that can be challenged in court.

Contact a Michigan DUI defense lawyer if you have been charged with DUI and submitted to field sobriety tests as part of the process.

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