Standardized Field Sobriety Tests: Should I take them?!

By | 2019-03-28T18:30:28+00:00 March 7th, 2019|DUI|

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests:  Should I take them?! This article is based on my 22 years of experience, having zealously defended hundreds of DUI cases, reviewing hundreds of DUI police reports, and watching hundreds of police videos.  It is not intended to be politically correct, nor a thorough article on the science of standardized field sobriety tests. Instead, it is a no-nonsense, practical guide. In the 1970’s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed three scientific tests to help determine if a driver is impaired due to alcohol consumption. The standardized field sobriety test battery consists of the Horizontal Gaze [...]

Does your vehicle scream, “Stop me, officer?!”

By | 2019-03-28T18:31:49+00:00 March 19th, 2018|DUI, Traffic Violation|

Does your vehicle scream, "Stop me, officer?!" Don't toss your Fourth Amendment rights out the window.   The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects Americans from "unreasonable seizures" from their government. This is a very important right that few countries have to protect their citizens from their government. Compare this to 1938 Nazi Germany, where law enforcement officers could stop any person on the street on a whim, and compel that person to produce his identification papers. In United States v. Brignoni-Ponce, 422 U.S. 873 (1975), the United States Supreme Court held that law enforcement officers cannot randomly [...]