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Newark Field Sobriety Test Attorney

Last updated on July 5, 2021

Individuals suspected of drunk driving in Ohio may be asked to submit to field sobriety tests when pulled over by the police. These tests require an individual to perform physical or verbal tasks in an effort to prove sobriety. However, many of these tests can be physically or mentally challenging, even for someone who is sober.

If you have been charged with OVI/DUI and field sobriety tests were administered when the police officer pulled your vehicle over, talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Several solid defense options may be available, even if you performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Contact a Newark field sobriety test lawyer to find out more.

Field Sobriety Tests and OVI/DUI

Common field sobriety tests that are administered at an OVI/DUI stop include:

  • Walk-and-turn test
  • Horizontal gaze nystagmus
  • One-leg stand
  • Finger count
  • Reciting the alphabet backwards

These field sobriety tests are controversial and do not necessarily give an accurate indication of intoxication by alcohol. Many factors may influence how an individual performs, including age, physical ability, prescription drug use, lighting, nerves, and even weather conditions.

I have more than 20 years of legal experience, both as a criminal defense attorney and as a prosecutor. Additionally, I am certified in the administration of roadside Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and recently passed the ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement class) test. My vast experience allows me to understand both sides of an OVI/DUI case and build effective defense cases on behalf of clients.

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Contact Calesaric Law for a consultation about your OVI/DUI arrest. I serve clients throughout central Ohio, including Newark, Mt. Vernon, Lancaster, New Lexington, Johnstown and Ohio State University (OSU/Newark), Denison University or Buckeye Lake.