Field Sobriety Test

There is NO requirement to take any field sobriety test. These tests are only subjective and are only 65% - 77% correct when perfectly administered. If pulled over, always ask the officer “Do I need to take the field sobriety test?” The answer is no. if the officer tells you yes, then it can be used to show the jury that the officer is deceptive. However, the same is not true for blood/breath test.

What can Affect the Field Sobriety Test?
  1. Nervousness
  2. Illness
  3. Traffic
  4. Wind
  5. Dust in the eye
  6. Age
  7. Weight
  8. Footwear
  9. Lack of coordination

Thus, there are many reasons why a person would fail or refuse to take a field sobriety test. That is why a person is not automatically guilty if he or she fails parts of the field sobriety test. However, don’t fall for the trap. Exercise your right to refuse to perform ANY field sobriety test.

Penalties for Refusing to a Field Sobriety Test or Breathalyzer

It is a myth that refusing tests can effectively protect your driver’s license. You can still have your license suspended for refusing to submit to a test. However, Amanda Gentry is an experienced attorney who is ready to fight in order to protect your rights!

Improper Blood/Breath Test

There is a proper way to request a blood/breath test. Thus, if it is not followed, the test can be excluded. There are also specific procedures that must be followed in performing the test. Most importantly, an improper breath test results when the operator of the machine is not certified. Amanda Gentry knows the proper procedure that must be followed when administering the test, making her the best candidate to fight for you against improper tests.