Massachusetts criminal defense attorney Steve Brooks explains the types of tests you may be subject to during field sobriety tests.
A field sobriety test is something the officer who pulls you over uses to show that you were impaired while driving your vehicle. This impairment of alcohol is called driving while under the influence or DUI, for short. There are several types of tests the officers are trained in to help them make a decision on your sobriety. One simple test is the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. This is an eye test in which the officer looks for a bounce or jerk in the eye, which is involuntary if you’re under the influence. A typical test you might see is a 9 step walk and turn. This is the test where you walk a straight line and then walk it back. Or maybe you’ve seen the holding up one leg for 30 seconds test. These tests all have to be legally trained and administered in the right way or the evidence may not hold up in your DUI case. The tests can even be thrown out of the case or ignored, helping you win your case. Watch the video now to learn more.
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