Field Sobriety Tests

Aggressive DWI Defense Lawyer in Raleigh, North Carolina

When Experience Counts, Trust Our Experience With Field Sobriety Tests

If you have been arrested for drunk driving after failing field sobriety tests, you should know that these roadside tests can be challenged by a skilled DWI/DUI defense attorney. When faced with North Carolina's stringent DUI laws, make sure you hire the right attorney to handle your drunk driving case.

At Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, North Carolina, we have the experience, knowledge and determination to contest the evidence against you. Contact us for committed and aggressive DWI representation.

When pulled over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you may be asked to perform a number of field sobriety tests, including:

  • Walk and turn
  • One leg stand
  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)

The officer may even request that you complete unconventional tests such as the finger-to-nose, reciting the alphabet or Romberg balance test.

Field Sobriety Test Training — Not Just for Police Officers

Criminal defense attorney Patrick Roberts has taken the same 24-hour training course by Drugs and Alcohol Risk Management (DAARM) that law enforcement officers take. This in-depth seminar has brought valuable knowledge to our firm about field sobriety testing procedures and the interpretation of these tests.

We meticulously review the police report to determine if there were inconsistencies in testing procedures or instructions given before each test. This defense approach could result in the suppression of field sobriety test evidence — thereby weakening the prosecution's case against you.

Fight DWI Charges. Contact Our Raleigh Law Firm

Don't believe that the evidence against you is solid. Our law firm is on your side and at your service. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Roberts Law Group, PLLC for a free initial consultation.

North Carolina v. J.O.
Charge: DWI
Facing: 1 year in jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Our client lost her trial in District Court and received a 45 day jail sentence. She hired Roberts Law Group to help her with her Superior Court efforts. We argued a motion to dismiss based on an unconstitutional driver's license checkpoint and prevailed. Any evidence that flowed from the stop of her vehicle was ordered suppressed by the Judge. Case dismissed. Our client blew .13 on the EC-IR II breath device.

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