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Walk and Turn

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues a manual to law enforcement that explains how to administer the "Walk and Turn". The Walk and Turn is one of three generally used field sobriety tests that are utilized by police officers in Kansas. Field sobriety tests must be accurately administered and without error to be considered valid evidence in a court of law.

If it is found that the tests were not properly or wrongfully given, an Kanas DUI attorney may be able to get your charges dropped or reduced severely. In some cases, field sobriety tests are considered crucial evidence and play a large role in the conviction or lack of conviction. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI and administered field sobriety tests, it is in your best interests to speak with a Kansas City DUI lawyer from our firm at your earliest convenience.

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There are a number of instructions given on how to score and administer the Walk and Turn test. There are certain points that officers will be paying attention to as the test proceeds such as: cannot keep balance while listening to instructions, starts before the instructions are finished, stops walking to steady self, does not touch heel to toe, steps off the line, uses arms to balance, loses balance while turning, incorrect number of steps and cannot do the test.

The problem with field sobriety tests is that they are often not an accurate way to tell whether or not an individual is under the influence. Certain medical conditions and other factors can contribute to the outcome of the tests and how they are carried out. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Kansas, you need to speak with a DUI attorney that can review your case today.

Contact an Kansas DUI attorney from the firm today so that you can better your chances of avoiding serious penalties.

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