In-Depth Knowledge Of Field Sobriety Testing
An arrest for drunk driving/operating while intoxicated (OWI) does not guarantee an automatic conviction. Mistakes can be made from the initial stop to the administration of certified chemical testing. Serious oversights and errors violate your rights and can have devastating consequences.
Before speaking to law enforcement or pleading guilty, contact Leonard, Hammond, Thoma & Terrill, P.C., for aggressive legal representation that combines experience with unique insight. One of our attorneys is certified in standardized field sobriety testing, having attended the same course offered to members of police departments.
The Unreliability Of Field Sobriety Tests
Sobriety tests offered and administered by police officers supposedly determine your level of intoxication. However, the testing has limitations and does not take into account factors that are beyond your control, including uneven surfaces, weather conditions and the physical condition of the suspect.
Prosecutors often use the videotaped sobriety tests as proof of your intoxication. We conduct an equally detailed review of not only the video evidence, but also the training of the arresting officer. Not following proper procedures leads to faulty results that violate your rights.
Attorneys Who Will Protect Your Rights
DUI/OWI/OVWI charges require the help of an experienced, hardworking attorney. The stakes are too high to try to resolve this complex criminal matter on your own. The arrest itself carries serious consequences, specifically suspension of your driving privileges for an extended time. A first-time conviction alone can lead to fines and incarceration.
From the time you call our Indiana law firm until your case is resolved, we work hard to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome.