What Are Field Sobriety Tests?
Tomeo Sills, LLC Represents Individuals Accused of DUI
In the state of Connecticut, field sobriety tests are a standardized method
used by law enforcement officials to determine, or assist in determining,
whether or not probable cause exists to arrest an individual for
DUI. While police officers are not mandated to administer the tests, they
will ask the driver to perform them in almost every DUI investigation.
In addition to this, under the Fifth Amendment, drivers who have been
suspected of committing a DUI are not obligated to do anything that could
incriminate them, which includes taking field sobriety tests. If you were
arrested for DUI after taking a field sobriety test, Tomeo Sills, LLC
can represent you in this matter.
The three types of field sobriety tests utilized by law enforcement are:
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Complications with Field Sobriety Tests
DUI cases that involve field sobriety tests are often complicated. By simply
making one mistake, law enforcement officials can say that you did not
perform the tests to the standard. However, general nervousness from individuals
taking the test, complicated and lengthy instructions, misinterpretation,
and miscommunication can all be contributing factors to someone making
a mistake during the course of the tests. In addition to this, the police
report version of what transpired during the tests may not be a completely
Connecticut DUI Lawyers Extensively Investigating All Sides of the Story
At Tomeo Sills, LLC, we know that there is usually far more to the whole
story than what law enforcement provides. Making a mistake on a field
sobriety test does not necessarily mean that you were driving under the
influence. Our Connecticut DUI attorneys will extensively investigate
the entire situation from all sides, determine if errors or violations
were committed by police officers during the investigation, and put together
the strongest possible defense on your behalf.
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