Field Sobriety Testing

DUI Knoxville TN

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed Standardized Field Sobriety Tests for police officers to administer in the field in order to determine whether a driver, who the officer has reasonable suspicion to believe in under the influence of a drug or intoxicant to the extent that he or she is impaired, is in fact Driving Under the Influence.  Due to the standardized nature of these tests, the officer is required to administer these tests in the proscribed, standardized manner in accordance with NHTSA procedure.

At the Law offices of James A.H. Bell PC, the Tennessee DUI lawyers have had Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training in order to ensure that your rights are properly protected when it comes to your performance on these standardized tests. We are one of only a few Tennessee DUI lawyers who have taken this training. As a result, you can rest assured that the skilled Tennessee DUI attorneys at our firm will closely analyze and understand any failure or deviation by the arresting police officer to properly administer Standardized Field Sobriety tests.  This type of attention to detail is important when a Tennessee DUI lawyer commits to defending a Tennessee DUI charge or other crime.

Many defenses to a Tennessee DUI involve the failure of an officer to properly administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  Some of those defenses or issue include, but are not limited to:

1)  Improper instruction to the citizen expected of Driving Under the Influence

2)  Improper demonstration to the driver

3)  Improper lighting conditions

4)  Improper weather conditions

5)  Un level testing conditions

6)  Slippery testing conditions

7)  Lack of reasonable suspicion to request Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

8)  Detaining the suspected offender prior to the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

9)  Incomplete battery of standardized tests,

10) Improper medical screen by officer

11) Medical condition(s) that prevent the driver from performing the tests correctly

12) Weight of the driver

13) Age of the driver,

14)  And many others

We Provide Representation for DUI Charges in Knox, Union, Loudon County and throughout East and Middle Tennessee.

Proper analysis of Field Sobriety Tests and other issues should be left to a Tennessee DUI defense lawyer who has experience in handling Tennessee DUI cases.  A Tennessee DUI lawyer who has taken the time to receive the Standardized Field Sobriety Test training will likely also have in depth knowledge of how to most effectively defend the improper administration of Field Sobriety Tests.  Do not hesitate.  Call 865-637-2900 as soon as possible in order to discuss your Tennessee DUI case and options with a Tennessee Skilled Tennessee DUI attorney.  You may also schedule an appointment for free consultation in order to discuss your Tennessee DUI case.