Drunk Driving Defense Frequently Asked Questions
I took field sobriety tests and failed. Does this mean I should plead guilty?
Absolutely not. Field sobriety tests are easily defended. Some factors that need to be considered are the testing conditions and any injuries or medical conditions that inhibit a person’s ability to perform the tests. Also, because the tests are standardized, any deviations from proper testing can be exploited to your advantage. Finally, the jury needs to understand that being subjected to these tests is very stressful and your performance is not necessarily related to alcohol consumption.