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.
Discuss your case with us. Call (716) 951-5040 for your
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
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.
as soon as possible at (716) 951-5040.