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Challenging Field Sobriety Tests

Under the law of implied consent in the state of Texas, a police officer has the right to pull you over and conduct a field sobriety test that is based on the suspicion that you have been driving under the influence. Field sobriety tests consist of different physical exercises that are intended to help an officer gauge whether a driver is impaired.

At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, in El Paso, we can represent you if you are facing a drunk driving charge in Texas. If your DWI stop involved one or more field sobriety tests, our lawyers can help you understand your rights and whether those tests were administered properly.

Contact our law firm in El Paso, Texas, at (915) 308-8850 to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.

Challenging Field Sobriety Tests in Texas

The full battery of tests include:

  • Ability to stand on one leg
  • Walk-and-turn test
  • Finger-to-nose coordination
  • Horizontal gaze test
  • Ability to finger count
  • Finger tracing coordination

Our firm knows the strategies to challenge the results of each of these tests at ALR hearings and in court. A poor performance in a field sobriety test may be the result of any number of factors, many of which are not related to intoxication from alcohol or drugs. Environmental conditions such as poor lighting, an uneven surface and inclement weather may affect your performance.

Your own physical condition such as fatigue, nervousness, depression or prescription medication may also affect your ability to perform some parts of the test, but not necessarily your ability to drive legally. Before you discuss your arrest with the police, contact the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz for a consultation.

You have the right to an attorney. Contact us online or call our El Paso DWI attorney at (915) 308-8850 for a consultation.


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