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Police officers will often rely on field sobriety tests to determine whether or not someone is driving under the influence. The problem with these tests is that there is such a large margin of error, and there are many other factors that can negatively impact the outcome of the tests. If you have been arrested, put our RI DUI lawyers on your case.
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Field sobriety tests (FST’s) are a set of exercises that were supposedly created to determine whether or not someone is intoxicated. They test many functions, including one’s balance, ability to follow an object with your eyes, and whether or not you can walk in a straight line.
These are the three that are currently approved and standardized, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, police officers might use other tests or other tactics that may not be lawful to arrest someone. If that is the case, then you may have a valid defense for your case. You must seek counsel as soon as possible from a Rhode Island DUI attorney.
You are under no obligation to submit to a field sobriety test. If ever you are stopped for driving under the influence, you should decline the officer politely, and exercise your right to hire a Rhode Island DUI lawyer. The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. has handled numerous DUI cases in Rhode Island for several years, and we know what to expect when it comes to forming a defense. We urge you to contact the firm right away to fight your charges and protect your legal rights.
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