Field Sobriety Test: One-Leg Stand
With this ‘test’ you are instructed to keep your arms by your side, raise one leg (your choice) 6 inches off the ground, point your foot straight, watch you foot and count 1001, 1002, 1003… and so on until you are told to stop. The officer times you for 30 seconds.
Although this is a balance test, the officer has already deprived you of more than 50% of your balance by standing on one foot with your arms by your side. Also, remember…with your head down to watch your foot, your eyes are off the horizon and your equilibrium is upset, thereby increasing your vertigo (dizziness).
Too bad you don’t know the grading system, otherwise you could be more careful not to fail (which you will).
During jury selection I ask the question: How would you like for your child to take a pop test at school that is totally innatural to your child’s abilities, without proper instruction, without opportunity to practice and graded on a pass/fail basis. By the way, the grade is what the teacher wants to give. The grade is not A, B or C. It’s already F. And if your child fails, he is severely punished and it is recorded on his history for the rest of his life.
This is exactly why the playing field needs to be fairly leveled and the spectators educated on what really happens and what is at stake. You need a referee who knows how the opposing team is going to cheat and how to protect you.
These technicalities are exactly why you need a DUI/DWI defense lawyer who lives and breathes DWI and not a lawyer who does a little bit of everything.
Also, do you want a lawyer who used to be a prosecutor and believed in these tests?
Contact a DWI defense lawyer who has always fought for the citizen, knows the, and not against!