Field Sobriety Tests

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The field sobriety test is a field test designed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to help law enforcement determined whether or not a suspect is driving while under the influence of alcohol. These tests are generally used to provide Georgia law enforcement with the probable cause to arrest a suspect on DUI. Field sobriety tests are designed to test a suspect’s physical ability, attention levels and balance. These tests often come before a breathalyzer test.

Types of Field Sobriety Tests

There are three standardized field sobriety tests Georgia law enforcement can during a traffic stop to determine your level of impairment. Those tests include:

Standardized Field Sobriety Test

There are other non-standardized field tests law enforcement could attempt to test you on during a traffic stop. If you were arrested after an officer performed a non-standardized field sobriety test, a Gwinnett County DUI attorney could argue in your favor regarding the constitutionality of their field test.

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Georgia law enforcement uses several techniques to determine probable cause and detect a suspect is driving under the influence. While we at the Carter Pilgrim and Stroud, Attorneys at Law understand the police officer is merely performing his or her job, it is our job to ensure in doing their job your constitutional rights are protected.

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