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Massachusetts OUI/DUI Field Sobriety Tests & Defenses
Police officers require those stopped for a DUI/OUI in Massachusetts to perform s battery of field sobriety tests.
If you are stopped for a DUI/OUI in Massachusetts, a police officer may have you perform a battery of field sobriety tests. There is no need to panic if you fail these tests. Field sobriety tests are not a 100% accurate. Often, someone who is completely sober may fail these tests because the nature of the field sobriety tests is such that they cannot be performed successfully if you have:
- Language problems resulting in an inability to follow orders
- Problem in balancing
- Medical problems
- Type of footwear
Moreover, Field sobriety tests can be administered incorrectly by a police officer.
If you have been arrested for an OUI/DUI charge in Massachusetts, you need somebody who can critically examine all such aspects of the charge. So the first thing to so would be to contact a Massachusetts OUI/DUI defense lawyer to defend you.
The most frequently administered field sobriety tests are:
- Reciting the alphabet
- Standing on one foot while counting
- Walking in a straight line
- Touching a finger to the nose
- Horizontal gaze nystagmus
- Nine-step heel-to-toe and turn
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Remember that you could end up failing any or all of these tests, if you are afflicted with any of the conditions listed above. You could mess up the tests if the police officer intimidates you to such an extent that you lose control.
If you have been arrested and charged with a Massachusetts OUI/DUI due to the administration of field sobriety tests, the first thing to do is to get in touch with an experienced lawyer who knows and understands the flaws associated with a field sobriety test.
The Gilmore & SRIS, LLC. Massachusetts DUI/OUI lawyers have the necessary skill and experience to identify these flaws as we have experienced DUI/OUI lawyers who have defended DUI/OUI cases.
Contact a Gilmore & SRIS, LLC. Massachusetts OUI lawyer to discuss your case.
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