The majority of Georgia DUI arrests have been initially based off of a set of field sobriety tests. Police officers observe the suspect in a series of three tests - the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, the 9-step walk-and-turn test, and the one-leg stand test – in which the arresting officer must have training under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s guidelines. Any additional field sobriety tests are not accepted as valid cues of intoxication and can not be used in DUI case investigations.
Our Georgia DUI lawyer Ben Sessions has completed the 24-hour standardized field sobriety training, giving him an unique advantage when contesting your Georgia DUI charge. Ben Sessions is aware of the errors that can take place when the field sobriety tests are administered. Also field sobriety tests do not tell the arresting officer whether the driver is a less safe driver as a result of alcohol or drugs. Since the prosecution most always presents field sobriety test results as DUI evidence, you need an experience lawyer that understands the shortcomings of field sobriety tests and can angle the results to provide you with the best defense possible.
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