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Sobriety Tests

Law enforcement officers have different types of sobriety tests at their disposal, including field tests, roadside breath tests and blood tests. When a police officer, deputy or state trooper has suspicion to believe a driver may be drunk, he or she may order a driver to:

  • Walk a straight line, recite the alphabet or request another task to check for impairment
  • Submit to a Breathalyzer test following a traffic stop
  • Submit to a blood draw at a hospital if a roadside test indicates blood alcohol concentration (BAC) past the legal limit of .08
  • Be placed under arrest for breath test refusal, which carries an automatic 12-month license suspension

In many cases, sobriety tests can be legally administered by law enforcement personnel. In some cases, a sobriety test can be shown to be inadmissible as evidence because of an illegal traffic stop or a problem with the administration of the test itself. In other situations, a driver can dispute test results.

What Do I Do If I Have Been Arrested? What If One Of My Family Members Is In Jail?

At Epstein & Robbins in Jacksonville, we have more than 30 years of Florida DUI defense experience.

If you or a loved one was arrested following a sobriety test, it is important to understand and safeguard your legal rights. In general, we tell potential clients:

  1. Do not talk to law enforcement about the case until you have talked to a lawyer. Police officers, deputies and state troopers will always be looking for evidence against drivers suspected of DUI.
  2. Contact a knowledgeable defense attorney who can help you protect your rights, including rights pertaining to your driver's license.
  3. Make decisions about your case once you understand your options for proceeding.

Every situation is different, and all DUI arrests are serious, so it is essential to obtain proper legal advice.

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