When you require a skilled defense firm to fight drinking and driving charges, you want to choose one that has the experience of handling difficult cases and getting results. When you turn to a Baltimore DUI lawyer at Richard S. Miller, Attorney at Law, you can be assured I will carefully evaluate each factor in your case and make a thoughtful final determination as to whether my firm may be able to help you. I have a reputation for results and that is because I listen to my clients, know the law and I successfully strategize on how to achieve the best possible outcome for those I represent.

Field sobriety tests are used by officers to help determine if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs and should be arrested for drunk driving.

Various tests that are used include:

Balance tests (walking an imaginary line, leaning back with eyes closed)
Coordination tests (counting fingers, touching finger to nose)
Mental tests (reciting the alphabet, counting numbers backwards)
Breath tests

If you fail these tests, it’s looked on as added proof that you have consumed over the legal limit of alcohol. Do you know your rights? Contact my firm at your earliest opportunity for a clear explanation of all your rights as well as next steps you should take at this stressful and traumatic time in your life.

Defense against Field Sobriety Tests

A vital part of your defense representation is arguing against the tests used by police officers in making your arrest. I understand the elements of the testing process and can easily pick out departures from the standard procedure, mistakes made by the police officer or other ways that arrests have been made in error. It may be the finest points of the case that can turn it all in your favor. If there’s a flaw in your case, I will find it.