Breath & Field Sobriety Test

Is It Possible to Pass a Field Sobriety Test? Law Enforcement Is Permitted to Grade a Driver with a Failing Mark If They Witness Two Clues of Intoxication

Dale Naticchia: After being stopped by law enforcement, you’re scared to death. You’ve got the blue and whites flashing on you.  A lot of times weather conditions can influence performance, especially if it’s raining or it’s cold or it’s windy. They have you perform actions that are quite unnatural. The way they grade those tests makes...

Refusing the Breathalyzer Test during a Drunk-Driving Investigation Generally Results in a License Suspension

Interviewer: Generally, how does the DMV look upon a case where the individual refuses the Breathalyzer test? Refusing the Breathalyzer Test Results in a 30-Day Suspension If You Are Applying for an Occupational License; If You Take the Test, the Suspension Is 15 Days Dale Naticchia: The legislature has set it up so the individual is punished....

Why Do Drivers Agree to Perform the Field Sobriety Tests?

Interviewer: Why do drivers agree to perform the tests? Dale Naticchia: The trooper says, “Well, I just want to make sure that you’re okay to drive.” And people think, “I’m okay to drive. I’ll show him I’m okay to drive.” Interviewer: I know in some states they have a right to refuse those. Dale Naticchia: They do. You probably...

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