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Non-Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) | DUI Defense Lawyer Gilbert AZ

Non-Standard Field Sobriety Test or FST

NHTSA has approved only three tests for roadside testing by police officers. They are referred to as Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST (s). They include 1) Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) eye Test; 2) Walk-and-Turn Test; and 3) One-Leg Stand Test.

Occasionally, however, an officer may ask a suspect to participate in a “Non-standard” or unapproved by NHTSA, DUI sobriety tests. If you participated in non-standard SFST (s) the results may be suppressed or not admitted into court as evidence against you, if you did not pass them, since they are not approved Standard SFSTs under NHTSA guidelines. Examples of Non-standard, or inadmissible Field Sobriety Test that some police officers request that you perform include:

  • Touching finger to nose;
  • Saying the alphabet backwards;
  • Numeric counting backwards

Non-standard or unapproved Field Sobriety Tests are often a target for defense simply because they are not standard or approved as a DUI roadside test, regardless of whether or not you passed or failed it. However, it is always best to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney such as James Novak, DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer if you wish to challenge them in your case.

DUI Lawyer Gilbert AZ

If you face active DUI charges in Gilbert AZ, you should consult an experienced DUI lawyer to discuss your charges and defense options. The Law Office of James Novak exclusively defends DUI and criminal charges Phoenix-metro and surrounding Valley Cities in Maricopa County. James Novak is a former prosecutor in Maricopa County for DUI and Criminal charges. He is an experienced trial lawyer, who will protect your rights and defend your charges.

Where or not you participated in a non-standard field sobriety test, it is crucial that you obtain an impaired driving criminal defense attorney to represent you if you received charges.

James Novak of the Law Office of James Novak challenges both non-standard and standard FSTs results. Both can render invalid or inaccurate conclusions with regard to driving impairment due to alcohol or drugs.

Call The Law Office of James Novak today for your free initial consultation at (480) 413-1499 to discuss your matter and defense options.

James Novak defends clients in Maricopa County Courts including Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert Phoenix, and Scottsdale, AZ

Prohibit the FST results from being admitted as evidence against you; and utilize other defenses to help get your case dismissed or charges and sentencing reduced. The Law Office of James Novak exclusively defends DUI and criminal charges in Maricopa County. James Novak, DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney is also a former prosecutor in Maricopa County. If you face active charges, call today for a Free Consultation (480) 413-1499!

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