Officer Cross Examination on Field Sobriety Tests: Throw the Manual at Them

Friends.

Below, and reproduced in full, is the article I wrote for the Kentucky Justice Association’s publication, ‘The Advocate.’

It was printed and distributed in September, 2014.

It’s a pretty good read.

Enjoy.

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Susan Hirst
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This advice was most helpful. My neighbor’s daughter was charged with a DUI a few days ago. This has never happened to her before and she is really scared. Having a criminal lawyer to help her navigate through everything would really help her.

Zach Thalman
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I have heard this advice from a few criminal defense attorneys. A lot of people assume that you have to take a sobriety test. There are also some officers that just want to find an excuse to give you the ticket. That has happened many times to friends I know.

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LeeAn Hess

I’m confused, my boyfriend is I need of a criminal lawyer for DUI,Although the citation said it was his first this was not the case, it had been over 5 years sense his last DUI.The criminal lawyer we used in the past told him to NEVER refuse the text that it would be automatic 10 days in jail.So he didn’t refuse. According to my boyfriend he said he wasn’t even drunk had only had a couple of beers, but the breathalyzer said he blew .263.However his friend that was with him was chugging Vodka and got in a fight that… Read more »

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LeeAn,

Your boyfriend needs to hire an attorney who specializes in DUIs ASAP. He can help attack the machine, if he only had 2 drinks and blew such a high number.

Your BF was the one driving, so he is the one who got stuck with the offense.

Wherever this occurred, he needs a lawyer.

Good luck.

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