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Field Sobriety Tests

Knowledge to Challenge the Field Sobriety Tests

Knowing How to Challenge the Field Sobriety Tests is Critical to Your Defense

Michael Anthony Rossi and Nicholas Michael Rossi are frequent lecturers to members of the bar association on the topic of DWI defense. They teach other lawyers how to defend DWI cases in the courtroom! They teach other lawyers how to cross-examine the arresting officer who administered and evaluated your performance on the Field Sobriety Tests!

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 are experts in effective cross-examination of the arresting officer. When it is critical to challenge the Field Sobriety Tests, trust the lawyers other lawyers trust!

Call the experienced Buffalo DWI defense team at The Rossi Law Firm now. Call (716) 854-5555 to discuss how we can help you.

Fighting Field Sobriety Test Evidence

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

  • The area where the tests were performed
  • The lighting conditions
  • The officer's experience, or lack thereof
  • The officer’s specific instructions regarding the field sobriety tests
  • The specific way in which the officer administered the field sobriety tests
  • The officer's evaluation of your performance

Our team of lawyers has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to determine whether the tests were administered properly and whether your performance was evaluated properly. Challenging this critical "opinion" testimony of the arresting officer is critical to your defense. You cannot afford not to have the award winning team of lawyers at The Rossi Law Firm by your side!

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.

DWI is a criminal charge that can have life-long consequences. Speak with one of the lawyers on our award winning Buffalo DWI defense team today by calling (716) 854-5555. It may be the most important call you will ever make!

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 field sobriety test awyers 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.

We are skilled at what we do! Because the stakes are high, our attention will be focused on you! We will work diligently to achieve the best possible results under the specific facts of your case. Armed with over four decades of DWI trial experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to protect the life you've built. Trust the lawyers other lawyers trust! When results matter, remember, "Rossi Gets Results!"

Contact us today at (716) 854-5555 .

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