If you failed field sobriety tests, you will need a qualified Memphis DUI attorney to defend your rights and attack the prosecution’s case at your trial.
If the police officer states that you have “failed” one or more field sobriety tests, your Memphis DUI attorney can try to raise a reasonable doubt about the significance of the test or the officer’s testimony. Your attorney has several options to achieve this; you can find many of our tactics throughout this website.
Unfortunately, the prosecutor side has their own tactics, e.g.:
- Promote the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the field sobriety tests were granted pursuant protocols set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the prosecutor will probably underscore the research involved in the development of the field sobriety tests to promote its legitimacy. The prosecutor will tout the scientific value of the test to bolster their sense of accuracy.
- Promote the officer’s training. The prosecutor will highlight any special training that the officer received about field sobriety testing. He or she will also inform the jury that the officer did not merely receive training at the police academy, but was trained in the field. The prosecutor will also highlight the officer’s own personal experience and achievements over the years. The officer’s personal investigations may have produced hundreds or even thousands of DUI investigations. The prosecution will point to such prodigious amount of investigation as proof of his proof and expertise.
If you’ve been charged with a DUI, you need a Memphis DUI attorney who will know how to fight the prosecutors. Defendants charged with DUI will benefit from Memphis DUI attorney Dave Willis’ legal experience and winning approach to DUI cases. For a free initial consultation on your case, call his law offices today at 1-901-DUI-DAVE.