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Field Sobriety


Field Sobriety Tests

Myrtle Beach DUI Lawyer Challenging Field Sobriety Tests

Field sobriety tests have long been used to assess the sobriety of drivers suspected of drinking and driving. However, they are widely known to be inaccurate testers of intoxication by alcohol. If you have been charged with DUI (or driving with unlawful alcohol concentration (DWUAC or DUAC)) based on the results of a field sobriety test, talk to a lawyer from the Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A. We have represented hundreds of local and out-of-state drivers charged with drunk driving in the Myrtle Beach area. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Common Field Sobriety Tests

  • Finger-to-nose touching
  • One-legged stand
  • Horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN)
  • Walk and turn
  • Rhomberg test

Rather than testing an individual's blood alcohol content (BAC), field sobriety tests gauge an individual's ability to perform meaningless tasks under pressure. Any number of factors can cause an individual to perform poorly on a field sobriety test, including tiredness, use of prescription drugs, and stress.

If a police officer believes an individual did not pass a field sobriety test, he or she may be arrested. A Breathalyzer test may also be administered at the scene of the traffic stop to gain probable cause for an arrest.

Our law firm represents local residents of Myrtle Beach, tourists in the area during Bike Week, First Weeks, spring break, or golf vacations.

To find out more about DUI/ DWUAC or DUAC defense in the Myrtle Beach area, contact an attorney to set up a free consultation.


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