Dallas County and Collin County DWI Lawyer
Field Sobriety Tests
DWI charges requires extensive knowledge of all the factors associated with
DWI arrests, field sobriety testing, breath and blood tests and more.
Dallas County and Collin County DWI attorney Deandra M. Grant is a national
speaker and teacher in all of these areas. She is fully committed to using
her knowledge to assist her clients in avoiding DWI convictions and the
serious penalties associated with these.
Police officers use field sobriety tests to make arrest decisions. They
believe these help them determine whether a driver may or may not be "intoxicated"
– that is, not having the normal use of his or her mental faculties
due to alcohol consumption or drug use. While most people associate DWI
charges with a
blood alcohol concentration that is above the legal limit (.08% or greater), a driver may actually
face criminal charges for operating a motor vehicle while his or her abilities
are impaired – even if his or her blood alcohol level is within
the legal range.
Challenge your Texas Field Sobriety Test Results
The activities you performed on the side of the road did not objectively
determine whether you were impaired by alcohol. Police and prosecutors
use them to collect evidence against you. The tests cannot be passed because
they are judged by negative scoring; thus, you get no credit for doing
them correctly. You can easily "fail" field sobriety tests for
subjectively technical reasons when you demonstrate no impairment of balance
or mental faculties. Proper cross-examination of the arresting officer
can demonstrate that these exercises do not predict impairment for the
purposes of driving a motor vehicle.
DWI defense lawyer Deandra Grant has completed 24 hours of training in Standardized
Field Sobriety Tests by a NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
certified instructor. Deandra has also completed the NHTSA Field Sobriety
Testing Instructor Course and has taught her own SFST instructor courses
to other attorneys. What this means is that she is able to carefully review
an officer's report on field sobriety tests and cross-examine the
officer in court in order to determine whether the test was actually conducted
properly. As such, attorney Grant may be able to effectively prove that
the field sobriety test results do not indicate that the defendant was
If you or someone you know has been arrested for DWI in
Collin County or Dallas County, Texas, do not wait to contact our firm. At The Law Offices
of Deandra M. Grant, PC we are fully committed to protecting your rights
and challenging field sobriety test results in order to help you reach
a positive case outcome.
Contact Dallas County and Collin County DWI lawyerDeandra Grant today to challenge your field sobriety tests and fight your