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What to do if you fail a field sobriety test

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2017 | Drunk Driving |

-Being pulled over is nerve-wracking enough. Being pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence can be even more stressful. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’ve been pulled over and the officer is preparing to initiate a field sobriety test, you will want to be prepared in the event that you fail the test.

If you ever fail a field sobriety test and are arrested for DUI, you should document everything from that traffic stop immediately. The information could help in your defense. You should write down the name of the officer, what you were wearing, where the traffic stop occurred, the time of day, the weather conditions and the traffic conditions. It’s likely you will have trouble remembering all of this down the road.

Even if you fail a field sobriety test, you should never admit to consuming alcohol. If you admit to drinking, it won’t matter how you performed on the tests or even if you passed. You will likely be arrested and charged with DUI. Admitting to even just one or two drinks can put you in a bad situation.

It’s in your best interest to comply with the officer’s requests when being investigated for potential DUI. Do not argue with the officer or attempt to explain the law to him or her. This will only make the situation worse for you and anyone else in your vehicle during the traffic stop.

Have you been charged with DUI in Colorado Springs? Visit our website to learn about DUI defenses, convictions and how a criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights in a drunk driving case.


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