In our previous blog post, we discussed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test and how it is used in drunk driving stops. That test is only one of the many possible means that a police officer has to determine if a person is impaired. Other possibilities include a breath test, a blood test, and other field sobriety tests.
For people who are facing drunk driving charges, understanding how each of these tests might be used in the case against them is crucial. There are some tests that aren't going to be admissible during a trial because they aren't deemed reliable enough. Other tests are considered accurate, so the results can be brought up in court.
We know this is a lot to think about. If you aren't familiar with all of this information, it can be daunting to think about trying to build your defense. We are here to help you go through the evidence in the case against you so that you can learn if and how each point could be used.
While we are combing through the evidence, we will discuss your options for handling each of the points. In some cases, you might be able to instantly discredit something. In other cases, you might be facing a very complex battle if you need to prove that the evidence isn't correct.
It is important that you get started with this as soon after you find out you are charged with drunk driving as possible. The longer you wait, the less time you have to research and explore possible avenues that might help your case.