Assistance with Field Sobriety Tests

Know What is In Your Best Interest

An individual’s performance on the field sobriety tests is an important aspect of any Buffalo DWI case, because most cases involve a claim that the motorist “failed” one or more of the field sobriety tests. Most DWI trials consist solely of the officer’s opinion testimony that the driver was intoxicated. The success of your case is often determined by your attorney’s ability to cross-examine the officer about the officer’s opinions. The trial attorneys at The Rossi Law Firm frequently lecture other attorneys on how to conduct effective cross-examination of the arresting officer.

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Fighting Field Sobriety Test Evidence

Certain factors can affect the results of the field sobriety tests:

  • The area where the tests were performed..
  • The officer’s specific instructions regarding the field sobriety tests
  • The specific way in which the officer administered the field sobriety tests.

Our team of DWI lawyers has the knowledge and experience to determine whether the tests were administered properly. If you are charged with DWI, this level of knowledge and experience may ultimately be the difference between success and conviction.

Buffalo Defense Attorneys for DWI Arrests

In New York State, drivers may be asked to take both a “breath test” and a “chemical test” during a DWI investigation. Before making the decision to arrest a driver for DWI, an officer will usually ask the driver to take a “breath test”, and to perform a series of field sobriety tests. In Buffalo, most DWI arrests follow this process:

  • If the “breath test” shows that the driver has consumed alcohol, or if the officer determines that they have failed the field sobriety tests, they will be arrested.

  • If the driver refuses to take the “breath test” or refuses to perform the field sobriety tests, the officer will typically arrest the driver for DWI based on the other facts that are typically observed in most DWI cases, such as an odor of an alcoholic beverage, slurred speech, and glassy or bloodshot eyes.

  • Following the arrest, the driver will be taken to a police station and asked to take a “chemical test,” which officially records the driver’s blood alcohol content, or BAC. The “chemical test” usually consists of a test of the driver’s breath or blood, and will be used as evidence in trial.

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Contact The Rossi Law Firm Today

When you need strong legal counsel to help you challenge the results of breath tests, field sobriety tests, and chemical tests, you can trust the Buffalo DWI lawyers at The Rossi Law Firm. We have extensive experienced in handling the complicated issues that arise in DWI cases, including identifying weaknesses in the Prosecution’s proof,and we have the recognition and awards to prove it.

We are skilled at and we will work diligently to achieve the best possible results under the specific facts of your case. We have nearly 40 years of combined DWI experience serving clients in Buffalo, New York. Let us serve you, too.

Contact us as soon as possible at (716) 951-5040.