Common Field Sobriety Tests
If you are pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving, you may be asked to perform a variety of field sobriety tests to determine your level of intoxication. In Wisconsin, 21 is the legal drinking age for drivers and there is a zero-tolerance policy in place for drivers under that age. That means, if you are between the ages of 16-20, you may not get behind the wheel with any alcohol in your body, even if you are under the legal limit. Regardless of your age, law enforcement officials may still pull you over for DUI and ask you to perform certain physical tests.
Field sobriety tests are extremely subjective as far as determining an individual’s level of intoxication and therefore may be contested in court. If you have recently been charged with a DUI and were asked to perform field sobriety tests, contact a Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer from Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 today.
Most Common Sobriety Tests
Examples of some of the most common field sobriety tests including the following:
- The one-leg-stand
- Nine-Step Walk and Turn Test
- Touching your finger to your nose
- Horizontal gaze test (HGN), testing for nystagmus
If your car accident causes injury or vehicular manslaughter and you are accused of DUI, you could be penalized with 25 years in prison or a fine of up to $100,000. You should not have to face these serious charges alone. Contact an experienced lawyer to help you present your case in a court of law.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI or any other alcohol-related crime, contact the Milwaukee criminal lawyers from Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 today.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : January 13, 2016