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Sobriety tests are not “proof.”

Sobriety tests are not “proof.”

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) are often used by prosecutors as undeniable proof that a defendant was drunk at the time of the arrest. But experts in DWI defense know better.

In many cases, sobriety tests are simply balanced exercises that are administered in order to gather evidence that Austin police can use against you. They will say in court that a failed One Leg Stand test, for example, proves your intoxication.

In reality, there are a number of medical, weather, and physical conditions that can cause you to fail a sobriety test and many of these tests must be administered in a very precise way. If all of these factors were not considered when the officer was giving you the test, your results should be thrown out.

Don’t be intimidated by field sobriety tests! There are many ways that the DWI attorneys can defend against a failed sobriety test during the trial. Call Swate Attorney (713) 377 4860

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