Field Sobriety Tests Hall County DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Hall County law enforcement officers pull over a car for a traffic offense or some type of erratic driving, the officer usually questions the driver first.  At that point, the officer may suspect the driver of DUI and ask them to exit the car and submit to field sobriety testing

There are three validated field sobriety tests that Hall county police officers are trained to administer.  They are the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test, the one leg stand test, and the walk and turn test.  The HGN is a test of the drivers eyes.  If the eye makes involuntary jerking movements, this is a sign of being under the influence of alcohol if the officer properly conducts the test.  The problem is that the Hall County officers often do not properly conduct the HGN. 

The walk and turn requires the driver to walk nine steps forward and back on a real or imaginary line.  The one leg stand requires the driver to stand on one leg for 30 seconds.  The officer often does not give the driver proper instructions or finds flaws with performance when those flaws are not evidence of being intoxicated. 

Following an arrest for DUI in Hall County, an attorney should be consulted with.  Call experienced DUI lawyer Richard Lawson to  discuss your case today.  Mr. Lawson has been trained in the proper administration of field sobriety tests and can impeach officers who have improperly applied such tests.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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