Reliability of the Field Sobriety Test
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(214) 521-2277 3720 Rawlins St.
Suite H
Dallas, TX 75219

Reliability of the Field Sobriety Test–Texas DWI Defense Lawyer

DWI Attorney Serving Clients in Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin Counties

There are three parts to the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST), and they are as follows:

  1. The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
  2. Walk-and-Turn (WAT)
  3. One-Leg Standing (OLS)

The validity of any one of these tests depends on the police officer’s ability to follow established procedures of standardized testing as outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, there have been reports that even when field sobriety tests are properly administered, then scored under laboratory conditions, the results have the potential to incorrectly identify intoxicated drivers. Unless police officers administer field sobriety tests in  strict compliance with the NHTSA, the validity of the field sobriety test can easily be challenged.

If you question the reliability of any field sobriety test given to you, it is extremely imperative you hire an experienced DWI defense attorney who understands every aspect of DWI law.

At the Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover, P.C., located in Dallas, Texas, we represent clients in Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and Collin County. Our law firm is 100% focused on DWI and we do everything possible to ensure our clients’ rights are protected under Texas State law.

DWI attorney Chis Hoover is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense and lectures nationwide on the technical advancements and improvements that need to be made in the area of DWI practice. With more than 500 DWI trial cases handled by our law firm, we assure our clients will receive the maximum DWI defense representation they deserve.

Contact our Texas DWI Defense Lawyer Today

Contact the Law Office of Christopher N. Hoover, in Dallas, for field sobriety testing concerns you may have. Call us, Toll-Free, at 1-888-252-4DWI, or locally, at 214-521-2277. We represent clients in the cities of Rockwall, Dallas, Arlington, Argyle, Allen, Cedar Hill, and their respective counties of Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Collin.