Richmond Field Sobriety Tests
Experienced Defense for DUI Charges in Richmond
Field sobriety tests are a mixture of physical and mental roadside tests
that police ask drivers to perform to demonstrate sobriety. They are used
to determine if there is probable cause for a
DUI arrest. You are not required to submit to field sobriety testing. However,
you are legally required to submit to a chemical (breath or blood) test
to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC), and refusal will result
in suspension of your driver's license.
If you are arrested for DUI, the best thing you can do is to hire an experienced
Richmond DUI lawyer to represent you as soon as possible after your arrest.
Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law, has successfully represented hundreds
of clients in a wide range of criminal cases. He treats every DUI case
with the priority it deserves. He will thoroughly review your case and
make every effort to get the charges dismissed or reduced, or to win at
trial. The firm has the skill and experience with DUI cases to aggressively
fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Field Sobriety Tests in Richmond: Dedicated DUI Defense
Field sobriety tests are highly subjective, and whether you passed or failed
is a matter of the officer's opinion. You are not automatically guilty
of DUI if you failed the field sobriety tests. In fact, it is easy to
fail, even for someone who is perfectly sober.
For example, with the
Standing on One Leg Test, you will be asked to get out of your car and stand on one leg while the
officer observes your balance. Not everyone has a good sense of balance
to begin with. The ground may be uneven, or you may be so nervous it is
impossible. If your balance is less than perfect, it does not necessarily
It is essential that you talk with a seasoned Richmond DUI lawyer as soon
as possible after your arrest. DUI penalties are too severe to trust your
case to an inexperienced lawyer. Attorney Jones is a former prosecutor
with a thorough knowledge of both sides of the courtroom. He has a long
list of successful
case results and extensive experience in DUI defense.
Contact the firm for a criminal defense attorney you can trust to aggressive fight your