Field Sobriety Tests: I passed, right?
It is common to hear police officers testify in DUI trials that the defendant couldn’t stand up straight, that he could not maintain his balance, and that he had difficulty responding to simple tasks. This is the type of evidence that is usually used to convict defendants, without regard to the driver’s blood alcohol content. This evidence comes from one source, the driver himself. Some of the most convincing evidence comes from the officer’s testimony about a defendant’s