Field Sobriety Tests
Kansas Field Sobriety Test Lawyer
Law enforcement is equipped with manuals issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration which advise them on how to use field sobriety tests in order to discern drunk drivers. These manuals are used to help them obtain drunk driving convictions. The manual outlines the methods that are used to administer and score DUI suspects. There are three field sobriety tests that are generally used: The
Walk and Turn, the
One Leg Stand and the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (
HGN). These tests are used for DUI detections and evidence against an alleged drunk driver.
Field sobriety tests can be used as evidence against someone charged with a DIU. The problem with field sobriety tests is that they are often administered incorrectly, and even under perfect conditions are not scientifically accurate. In addition, police officers are human beings and human beings make mistakes. Our firm has gotten field sobriety test evidence dismissed for many of our clients when the tests have been done incorrectly or in error. Click here for the Top 10 reasons people fail the field sobriety tests, even when sober. If you have been arrested for a DUI and administered field sobriety tests, speak with an
DUI attorney from the firm at your earliest convenience.
DUI Defense Attorney in Kansas
Our attorneys have found that many police officers in the state of Kansas deviate from what is known as standard administration. When the standard guidelines for administering the tests are compromised, the results are not valid and this statement is made in the manual issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Our attorneys will thoroughly review your case and discover whether or not your field sobriety tests were correctly given. In many cases, the field sobriety test evidence is a crucial part of the prosecutions' case. Without this evidence, you may not be convicted of the DUI. With so much at stake, you should trust your case to experienced DUI attorneys from our firm.
Contact a Kansas DUI attorney from the firm today so that you can better your chances of avoiding serious penalties. We practice extensively and have represented hundreds of clients throughout Johnson County and cities including Olathe, Gardner, Lenexa, Overland Park, Shawnee, Leawood and Kansas City.