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About Field Sobriety Tests in Walker County, Texas

Field sobriety test results are one of the tools which law enforcement and prosecutors will try to use against you in a Walker County DWI case. They may even try to use your refusal to participate in field sobriety tests in an attempt to prove guilt. However, field sobriety tests are not mandatory and you have the right to refuse to take these. Your refusal does not and should not imply or indicate guilt.

If you have failed or refused field sobriety tests, a Walker County DWI defense lawyer can help. These test results may be used in an attempt to prove that you were intoxicated, in the sense that your mental and/or physical abilities were impaired by alcohol or drugs. You may be convicted of DWI in Walker County, Texas if the prosecution is able to prove that your abilities were impaired – regardless of whether your blood alcohol concentration was .08% or greater.

Since 1998, DWI attorney Douglas W. Atkinson has been helping clients in Walker County who have been arrested for DWI after refusing or failing field sobriety tests. His knowledge in this area and his familiarity with field sobriety tests and their faults has enabled him to provide effective DWI defense to numerous clients throughout all of Walker County, including New Waverly, Huntsville, Dodge and Riverside.

What is a field sobriety test?

There are three field sobriety tests which are most commonly administered in Walker County, Texas. These are: the Walk and Turn, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus and One Leg Stand. All of these tests have a number of factors which may negatively influence test performance and result in a false indication of intoxication:

  • The driver’s weight and age
  • A pre-existing physical injury
  • Weariness
  • Illness
  • Physical or mental disability
  • Inner ear imbalance
  • Head injury
  • The shoes the driver is wearing (for instance, a woman wearing high heels)
  • The officer’s subjective opinion of the test performance
  • Poor road conditions
  • Poor weather conditions

A skilled DWI attorney will be able to review the field sobriety test results as well as the client’s medical history and all other relevant factors in order to determine how to best disprove a failed field sobriety test.

Did you fail or refuse field sobriety tests? Contact a Walker County DWI lawyer today!

Douglas W. Atkinson - Walker County DWI Lawyer
Located at 322 Metcalf Street Conroe, TX 77301. View Map
Phone: (936) 427-4077