Field Sobriety Tests

What are field sobriety tests?

In Arizona, if you are pulled over by a police officer who suspects that you may have been driving under the influence of alcohol that officer has different ways to determine in his or her judgment whether you have in fact been engaged in drunk driving. Most of the time, the focus is on the… read more

Field sobriety tests often questionable in DUI cases

Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated charges are serious criminal accusations. It can be difficult to fight these allegations in court, as juries often side with the arresting officers. The primary evidence tends to be field sobriety tests, which can appear to incriminate the accused individuals. However, roadside tests are not always properly… read more

Maricopa police testing new technology to record DUI stops

Law enforcement increasingly uses developing technology in its efforts to detect traffic violations. While subjective field sobriety tests such as walk and turn tests and eye movement are still used, more objective data is being gathered using more sophisticated video technology. In addition to cameras located inside vehicles, police in Maricopa, Arizona, are now testing body cam… read more