Skilled Attorney Fighting Field Sobriety Test ResultsLaw enforcement officers typically administer three field sobriety tests when they suspect a driver is under the influence. These tests include:
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
- One-Leg Stand
New Jersey DWI Attorney Pointing Out Problems With Chemical Tests
Law enforcement officers also administer blood or breath tests to drivers who are suspected of DWI. These tests are more reliable than field sobriety tests, but they are far from perfect. Law enforcement officers must follow specific procedures when administering both types of tests. Failing to follow these procedures could affect the outcome of the test. For example, officers must observe the driver for at least 20 minutes prior to administering a breathalyzer test to ensure the driver does not throw up, cough, burp or do anything else that could affect the results. Failing to follow this procedure – or other procedures like it – will lead to unreliable results.
Steven Hernandez is a highly skilled attorney who has completed DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing training, which are the same courses that law enforcement officers take. He knows how to analyze a DWI case carefully to look for issues regarding the administration of chemical tests. He will also review your case to determine if errors were made when collecting or storing your blood sample. If there’s an issue with your chemical tests, Steven Hernandez will discover it and use it to your advantage.
Attorney Steven Hernandez is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Municipal Court Trial Lawyer, and he is a Board-Certified DUI Attorney certified by the National College for DUI Defense.