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If I fail my field sobriety tests, am I automatically guilty?

If you’ve been pulled over for a DUI and you don’t successfully complete the field sobriety exercises, or you perform poorly on them, all hope is not lost. In the State of Florida the State has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your normal faculties were impaired.

Normal faculties are considered the ability to see, walk, talk, judge distances, driving an automobile, act in emergencies, and many other criteria. The field sobriety exercises in themselves entail possible standing on one leg, walking a line touching heel to toe, or closing your eyes and trying to touch the tip of your nose with your finger.

Jury’s understand that these are not normal activities of daily life. That’s why having an experienced attorney who can impeach the officer on the field sobriety exercises and point out what normal things you did do right on view is very crucial in your defense.

Find Out How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help You Katz & Phillips, P.A. works to try to keep your record clear and keep you out of jail, or to minimize the possible penalties of serious charges you face. To learn more, call today and speak with an experienced member of our legal team