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How to Challenge Field Sobriety Tests and DUI Charges

Field sobriety tests are important to understand because they can sometimes serve as the basis for drunk driving charges. Because of this, accused individuals should be familiar with how to challenge field sobriety tests and DUI charges.

The penalties and consequences for drunk driving charges can be significant, making it essential for accused individuals to be familiar with DUI/DWI defense options. It is important to note that the police officer conducting a field sobriety test must be properly trained in its administration and interpretation. If they are not properly trained, the accused may use this as a defense. Drunk driving charges may also be based on the observations of the police officer, which is why it is useful to know how to challenge the facts alleged by police as well.

Similarly, authorities must be properly trained in the administration of a breath test, and breath tests must be properly calibrated and maintained to produce accurate results. If a blood or urine test is conducted to determine blood alcohol content, it is essential that the chain of custody rules are followed. Overall, all required procedures must be followed to ensure the accused individual’s rights are protected throughout the process. Each accused individual has important criminal defense rights and protections they should be familiar with.

If any of the accused individual’s rights are violated or important procedures are not followed, it may form the basis of the accused individual’s criminal defense. It is essential for individuals facing drunk driving charges to know how to develop the strongest criminal defense strategy possible.

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