DUI Roadside Field Sobriety Test Law Fort Collins, Colorado

Roadside Sobriety Tests

Looking at a second or third DUI can feel devastating. Not only can it create feelings of guilt, but a lot of insecurities surface. Fears of jail time, loss of a driver’s license and the impact on maintaining a job make moving forward seem uncertain at best and impossible at worst. Working as a Fort Collins repea DUI offense Lawyer, I’ve seen how multipl DUI charges can affect someone. When a person already has one or more prior DUI/DWAI convictions on his or her record, the penalties for this new offense increase.

Having a prior DUI conviction on one’s record may lead the prosecuting attorney, law enforcement, and the judge to believe that it is necessary to make a point at sentencing. What you need is hope and a way to maneuver through this maze, not stiffer consequences.

Any person, no matter their past track record, deserves a chance to make changes. I’m here to be your advocate, to focus on the positive and provide competent legal representation for you.

Am I Required to Submit to a Sobriety Test?

At the law firm of Liggett, Johnson, & Goodman, PC, I am very familiar with all of the different roadside maneuver tests used by different agencies across Colorado. These tests include:

  • Nystagmus test
  • Walk and turn
  • One-legged stand
  • Romberg’s test
  • The alphabet
  • Counting backwards
  • Finger to nose test

These tests are voluntary and you do not have to take them. Additionally, there is no legal consequence for refusing to take a portable breath test. This test is voluntary and is offered by the Officer to help him determine whether to arrest you. If you do not perform the roadside tests the Officer must decide whether to arrest you based on your driving behavior and how you behave during your contact with the Officer. This results in the Officer having significantly less evidence to use against you in court.

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Suppressing Evidence to Minimize Your Consequences

Suppressing Evidence to Minimize Your Consequences

As a Fort Collins sobriety tests attorney, I fight to have your charges of driving while ability impaired (DWAI) or driving under the influence (DUI) dismissed. If the charge cannot be dismissed, I see to it that you receive minimal consequences. By using my strong negotiation skills and my reputation as a proven litigator, I work to have evidence against you suppressed.

If I am unable to suppress the evidence, my goal is to explain how other factors present at the time contributed to your roadside test results. There are many reasons why you may have done poorly on a roadside sobriety test, including nerves and health conditions.

After being arrested, the consequences for refusing blood or breath tests increase. The express consent laws become very complex and it is critical to have a skilled attorney who will protect your rights.

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