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Challenging Field Sobriety Tests

When a person is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, law enforcement will administer field sobriety tests and blood tests. The results of these tests are certainly important. However, what you may not have considered is that the way these tests were administered can also be equally as important.

Did you refuse a blood alcohol test? If you did, do not wait to speak with a skilled Texas blood test refusal lawyer. In Texas, we have implied consent. This means, if you have a driver's license, you have already given your consent to submit to a blood test. If you refused a blood test, you will be given a temporary license to use until your court hearing.

If you were pulled over for drunk driving and arrested after field sobriety tests, call our Houston field sobriety test lawyer today for a free, confidential consultation. Call us at 713-581-1789 or toll free at 888-386-4503. Or contact us online.

Types Of Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests are used to determine if you were driving under the influence at the time of the stop. Attorney John Petruzzi is highly skilled at analyzing the way in which these tests were administered and the validity of the results. During a field sobriety test, the police officer may have asked you to do any of the following:

  • Follow a pen with your eyes
  • Balance on one leg
  • Tilt your head and count to 30
  • Walk a line heal to toe and turn
  • Say the alphabet

The blood test determines blood alcohol content (BAC) and the presence of alcohol in the person's system. The legal BAC limit in Texas is .08. The breath test also determines BAC. However, the breath test is not always accurate, due to improper calibration of the machine and administrator error. Our law firm is highly skilled in DWI defense and uses well-developed defense tactics to ensure you do not become the victim of an improperly calibrated machine or police error.

John M. Petruzzi has more than 30 years' experience and has been the lead attorney in more than 150 Houston criminal jury trials. He has the dedication and the knowledge to explore inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the administration and test results of field sobriety tests.

Learn How We Can Defend You Against DWI

Call to arrange a free, confidential consultation with a Sugar Land-area blood test refusal attorney at 713-581-1789 or toll free at 888-386-4503. You can also contact us online.

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