Category: Field Sobriety Tests
If arrested for BAC impairment, get the legal support you need
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. A criminal conviction can have lifelong consequences, making it important to take the necessary steps to protect your future. A failed sobriety test can be frightening as you consider possible consequences, but every Tennessee individual who has been
A failed sobriety test usually results in DUI arrest
Over any holiday weekend, it is likely many drivers are pulled over on suspicion of impaired driving. Tennessee officers reported charging several drivers over New year’s weekend after they reportedly exhibited signs of intoxication, and three allegedly each had a failed sobriety test that was administered on the scene. All of the accused drivers are awaiting further court proceedings.
No Right to Courtroom Demonstration of Field Sobriety Test
A field sobriety test is an investigative tool used by law enforcement officers investigating suspected intoxication. Generally, when a criminal trial involves the question of whether a particular person was intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or drugs, and when one or more field sobriety tests were used in the investigation, a police officer may testify
How does one challenge a failed sobriety test effectively?
There are three tests that are generally used to attempt to gauge whether a driver may be impaired by alcohol or other substances. These three tests are the ones most widely accepted by the criminal justice system, and they are generally allowed to be submitted as evidence, though every case is different. If you have
Failed sobriety test leads to arrest for Tennessee DUI
Tennessee officials responded to a report concerning a hit-and-run accident. The man whom police eventually charged is alleged to have a failed sobriety test along with exhibiting signs of possible inebriation. Supposedly, this driver has a prior history of DUI convictions. The incident reportedly occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on a recent Saturday. A bystander apparently witnessed
DUI case dismissed after video of failed sobriety test lost
The DUI charges against a Warren County woman were dismissed when the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the trial court that the missing evidence would prevent her from receiving a fair trial. The evidence in question was the video from the police vehicle that pulled her over for an improper lane change. According