About Field Sobriety Tests

Law Offices of Tim Powers pic

Law Offices of Tim Powers
Image: timpowers.com

From its offices in Collin County and Denton County, Texas, the Law Offices of Tim Powers serves clients accused of a number of misdemeanors and felonies. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a common offense handled by attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim Powers.

When a driver is pulled over by law enforcement and intoxication is suspected, the officer may administer a field sobriety test. A field sobriety test, commonly abbreviated as FST, involves a driver answering questions and performing a series of movements. The intended purpose of an FST is to test a person’s motor and cognition function.

Common exercises in an FST include reciting the alphabet and bringing a finger to one’s noise. In addition to physical movements, law enforcement officers evaluate a person’s ability to follow commands properly. If a person is charged with a DWI, an attorney may challenge the validity of the FST as part of a defense strategy.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Law, Law Offices of Tim Powers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s