Sleep deprivation, poor motor skills and other medical complications can make field sobriety tests challenging for even sober drivers to pass. Field sobriety tests subjectively measure motorists' mental and physical capabilities instead of their blood alcohol content.
If you were arrested for drunk driving, select an experienced criminal defense attorney prepared to question the prosecution's evidence against you. I am Cary L. Lackey, and this is my focus as a Phoenix criminal defense attorney. For more than 15 years, I have aggressively defended clients in situations similar to yours. I have a clear understanding of the protocols expected of police officers when conducing Breathalyzer and field sobriety tests.
Contact my law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. I am committed to developing a strong defense around any procedural errors or violations of your constitutional rights.
Questioning the Legitimacy of Field Sobriety Tests
I am committed to staying ahead of the prosecution at every turn possible. A key part of my focus includes evaluating the circumstances behind your traffic stop. I will fight for a dismissal if the arresting officer did not have a valid reason to make a traffic stop.
I will also question the legitimacy of the charges if the arresting officer failed to read your Miranda rights before instructing you to take a field sobriety test. I am a highly skilled defense attorney committed to questioning the subjective nature of field sobriety tests, known to measure motorists' physical and mental capabilities, instead of their intoxication level.
Challenging Any Inaccuracies Behind Breathalyzer Test Results
As part of my investigation, I will evaluate evidence from the police squad car video, if available, to understand if proper procedures were followed when initiating the Breathalyzer test. Anyone pulled over for a DUI/DWI in Arizona can wait to have his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) tested at the police station. I am prepared to fight for a dismissal or reduction in charges if the arresting officer bullied you into submitting to a hand-held Breathalyzer test at the traffic stop.
Simply put, Breathalyzers are imperfect. The machines are susceptible to mechanical and human errors that can affect calibration rates. I am prepared to evaluate any available evidence to understand if the Breathalyzer was property maintained. If the officer conducting the Breathalyzer test was poorly trained on using the machines, I will make this a key part of my defense strategy. I also work with industry-leading experts who help me uncover any lab errors when conducting blood tests. When you select my law firm, you can be confident knowing I will evaluate every angle possible to develop a strong defense.
Contact a Skilled Scottsdale DUI Defense Lawyer
In addition to severe criminal penalties, a breath test refusal can be administratively punishable by the Motor Vehicle Division with a one year driver's license suspension. Do not make any rash decisions when you are pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving. Do not make any statements without an experienced defense attorney present.
You can get a hold of me any time of the day to protect your rights. Calls made after hours are forwarded directly to me, so I can respond to you 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Put my skills and experience level to work for you. Contact my law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation in Phoenix, Arizona.