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Field Sobriety Tests

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A person stopped by a police officer for suspicion of a DUI may be given one or more field sobriety tests. In theory, these tests examine the suspected person's ability to perform multiple mental and physical tasks, such as are required to operate a motor vehicle. However, these tests can be problematic for individuals over 65, those who are significantly overweight, or those with medical conditions or injuries. Such individuals cannot be accurately judged for driving impairment by such tests.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in the metro-Atlanta area, please contact The Glasgow Law Firm for a consultation about your situation as soon as possible. As a Marietta DUI attorney, Attorney Bart Glasgow can provide the capable and aggressive legal assistance you will need to fight DUI charges. The Glasgow Law Firm also serves prospective clients in the Georgia counties of Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Henry Clayton, Rockdale, Douglas, Cherokee, Pickens, and Paulding.

Field Sobriety Tests in Marietta

The most common field sobriety tests include:

  • Horizontal gaze test, where the individual follows an object (such as a pen) with his or her eyes to determine eye movement reaction
  • Walk and turn, heel to toe, in a straight line
  • One-leg stand
  • Feet together, head back, eyes closed and estimate the passage of thirty seconds
  • Finger to nose, eyes closed, with tip of index finger
  • Touching each finger of the hand with the thumb while counting
  • Reciting the alphabet without singing it while starting on a letter other than "A" and ending on a letter other than "Z"

Field sobriety tests are very controversial as they depend on the subjectivity of the arresting officer. It has been found that many sober people cannot accurately perform these tests, making their use questionable. It has been demonstrated that police officers found individuals who had a 0 percent blood alcohol concentration performing these tests too drunk to drive.

In the event of a drunk driving charge or drug-related DUI, it is important to talk to our firm about the specifics of your case. As a Metro Atlanta DUI defense lawyer, Attorney Glasgow can provide a thorough defense strategy to help you avoid a conviction and the attendant negative impact that it would have on your life.

Do you need help with a DUI in Metro Atlanta? Contact the Cobb County DUI lawyer at the The Glasgow Law Firm to discuss your situation today!

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