DUI Defense Attorney in San Jose
Failed a field sobriety test?
Field sobriety tests are intended to determine a driver's level of impairment. Unfortunately, they are often improperly administered and yield incorrect results. If you believe a field sobriety test may have falsely led to your being charged with DUI, you are urged to immediately contact a practiced attorney for aggressive legal defense. At The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, Esq., our
San Jose DUI lawyer has substantial experience investigating and putting into question field sobriety testing evidence.
Three Ways to Determine Sobriety
There are three main field sobriety tests:
- The horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN): The HGN test observes an individual's ability to follow a moving object with their eyes.
- The walk and turn, or divided attention test: Suspects must walk in a straight line, heel to toe, for 9 steps, then turn and walk back in the same manner.
- The one-leg stand: An officer will instruct the driver to stand with one foot six inches off the ground, while counting aloud by thousands (One thousand-one, one thousand-two, etc.), until told to put their foot down. This is a 30 second test.
Our firm is very familiar with the various weaknesses of field sobriety tests. For example, officers must be accredited to perform them and follow strict guidelines during the process. Any deviation from those guidelines can potentially result in incorrect conclusions.
Dedicated Legal Assistance
At times, perfectly sober individuals fail the tests due to their health, age, weight, illness, anxiety, or other reasons. If you have failed a field sobriety test, we will tirelessly pursue a fair and just outcome for you. Our San Jose DUI defense attorneys are committed to providing knowledgeable, aggressive criminal defense for our clients.
Call us today for a private consultation or fill out our free case evaluation form. This will help us better understand your situation and how we can help.