Jacksonville Lawyers: DUI Field Sobriety Testing

In Florida and most other states, standard field sobriety tests are used by police officers to determine if a driver's normal faculties are impaired. These tests require drivers suspected of drunk driving to complete physical exercises involving balance, vision and coordination. If you or a loved one was arrested for DUI after participating in field sobriety testing, our experienced attorneys at Stone Lockett can help you.

We are dedicated to protecting your rights and fighting to have your DUI charge dismissed, no matter the circumstances of your arrest. As experienced criminal defense attorneys with more than 50 years of combined experience, we have defended countless people charged with DUI in Florida, including those who have been subjected to DUI field and chemical testing.

Standard Field Sobriety Tests

The three standard DUI field sobriety tests that most police officers ask someone suspected of drunk driving to submit to include the horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN), the walk-and-turn test and the one-leg stand test. If these tests are not properly administered, they cannot be considered valid proof of intoxication.

Any nonstandard field sobriety tests you were asked to complete should not be considered valid evidence.

Often, field sobriety tests are captured on video. Our attorneys will use the evidence to support your defense. If video is not available, we will rely on cross-examination to find weaknesses in the prosecution's case and use available evidence to your advantage. Every case is different, so it is important to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers about the details of your arrest.

Ponte Vedra Beach Attorneys

For a free consultation, contact Stone Lockett at 904-325-9962. Our Jacksonville DUI field sobriety testing attorneys can help you. We have Spanish speakers on staff. Se habla español. We have two convenient office locations.