When an officer suspects that you are driving impaired, he or she will decide to administer a field sobriety test to gauge whether you are too intoxicated to drive. There are only three types of field sobriety tests that are approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because of their scientific correlation to DUI impairment. These standardized field sobriety tests must be followed precisely or their results may be considered inaccurate.
At the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, our Oakland DUI defense lawyer knows that errors occur frequently during field sobriety testing. Officers often stray from correct protocol and mistakenly arrest innocent men and women for DUI. As such, we fight aggressively and question the accuracy of the field sobriety tests whenever possible.
The NHTSA has officially approved three standardized field sobriety tests.
There are a variety of non-standardized field sobriety tests that a police officer can ask you to perform to help them determine if you are driving impaired. Some of these include the finger-to-nose sobriety test, the Rhomberg balance field test, and the hand pat field sobriety test.
Yet because these non-standardized tests are not specifically approved, their legitimacy and accuracy can be questioned more aggressively.
Our law firm serves clients in Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and throughout the East Bay who have failed sobriety tests. Call our team at the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed today to set up a free review of your case at (510) 907-6600.
If you are already detained, we are available for phone consultations. You can also fill out a confidential contact form.