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Breathalyzer & Field Sobriety Tests

If you have been arrested for drunk driving after taking a breath test or a field sobriety test, it is essential that your defense attorney has experience handling these types of cases. You want an attorney who understands New Orleans Breathalyzer/field sobriety tests, how they are given and how they should be performed.

The lawyers at the Charbonnet Law Firm have extensive experience defending clients from drunk driving charges. We are knowledgeable in police procedures, breath testing equipment and Louisiana’s drunk driving laws. We can help you fight these charges.

To speak with a lawyer at our Metairie or New Orleans office, contact our firm online or call us at 504-888-2227.

Types Of Field Sobriety Tests In Louisiana

There are three standard field sobriety tests used by law enforcement in Louisiana:

  • Horizontal gaze nystagmus test: In this test, you are required to follow a moving object with your eyes. This tests your ability to track movement with your eyes.
  • One-leg stand: This test requires you to stand on one leg while performing another task such as counting or reciting the alphabet. The purpose of this test is to demonstrate your ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Walk and turn: During this test of your coordination and ability to follow instructions, an officer may ask you to walk a certain distance, heel to toe, and then walk back.

In addition to field sobriety tests, law enforcement officers use breath tests to measure intoxication and blood alcohol content (BAC). If the breath testing equipment was used incorrectly, it may result in a faulty result.

Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of breath testing and field sobriety testing procedures. We will diligently investigate the procedures used by law enforcement during your arrest so we can help you effectively fight these charges.

Refusing Breathalyzer Or Field Sobriety Tests

You have the right to refuse field sobriety tests. However, refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties. If you refused a breath test, we can defend you from those charges and help you protect your license before the DMV.

Contact Our Firm

To speak with an attorney about your DWI/DUI arrest, contact Charbonnet Law Firm at either of our two office locations in Metairie and New Orleans.

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