Field Sobriety Test - Know Your Rights. Contact Barclay Law, LLC
Alabama field sobriety test lawyer John Michael Barclay fights for people charged with DUI
Along with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests like breath tests, Alabama police officers routinely use three approved field sobriety tests to determine if someone is driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. The three approved Alabama field sobriety tests are:
- Walk and Turn (WAT) - This test requires people to walk in a straight line. During the test, people must take heel-to-toe steps in a straight line. The officer then instructs the person to turn on one foot and walk heel to toe in the opposite direction. Police officers watch for people who lose their balance and cannot complete this task.
- One Leg Stand (OLS) - This Alabama field sobriety test requires a person to stand on one leg. The person then raises their other foot 6 inches in the air and holds it there normally for 30 seconds. While performing this activity, police officers observe whether a person can hold this position or sway or fall over.
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) - Alabama police officers who administer this field sobriety test focus on whether the person's eyeball involuntarily jerks or bounces up and down or side to side, a reaction known as horizontal gaze nystagmus. Alcohol or certain drugs, including caffeine, often cause people's eyes to move this way and fail an HGN test. To identify such activity, police officers normally use a small flashlight and direct someone follow the light with their eyes without moving their head.
"Do I have to take a field sobriety test if I'm stopped for DUI in Alabama?"
Many people believe they have to take a field sobriety. They think Alabama's implied consent law allows police officers to order someone to take such tests. Wrong. Field sobriety tests in Alabama are completely voluntary. You can refuse to take a field sobriety test in Alabama.
DUI charges can change your life. Make sure you take your situation seriously, right from the moment when a police officer stops you. Then contact us. Attorney John Michael Barclay wants to learn more about your case and explain all the legal options available to you. He takes this approach because he knows every case is unique. We take your case seriously at Barclay Law, LLC. That's just one of the things that make us different. Your case truly matters here.
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Alabama police officers often use field sobriety tests that are not approved and cannot be used as evidence in a DUI case. Don't wonder if the police played by the rules. Contact Barclay Law, LLC today.
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