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Franklin Field Sobriety Tests Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, you were mostly likely asked to complete field sobriety tests. These tests are supposed to assist the officer in determining if you are impaired. 

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus – During this test, the officer will hold a stimulus (a pen or his finger) out in front of your eyes 12-18 inches. You must keep your head still and follow the stimulus with movement of your eyes only. The officer will slowly move the stimulus from side to side looking for Nystagmus - involuntary jerking of your eyes. 

Walk-and-Turn Test – This test is otherwise known as the 9-step walk-and-turn. During this test, you’ll be directed to stand with one foot in front of the other, heal to toe, and take nine steps, heal to toe, down an imaginary line. Once you reach your 9th step, you are directed to make a turn, leaving the front foot planted, and then return to the starting position with another 9 steps back. 

One-Leg Stand – The final test requires that you stand with your hands at your side and lift one foot off the ground approximately inches and count to 30. 

Protect Your Rights with an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI in Franklin, TN, it is crucial to seek the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney. At Larsen Law PLLC, our team of skilled lawyers is dedicated to protecting your rights and providing aggressive representation throughout the legal process.

Why choose Larsen Law PLLC for your DUI defense?

  • Extensive experience: Our attorneys have years of experience handling DUI cases and are well-versed in the complexities of Tennessee DUI laws.
  • Personalized approach: We understand that every case is unique, and we tailor our defense strategies to fit your specific circumstances.
  • Thorough investigation: We conduct a detailed investigation to gather evidence, challenge the prosecution's case, and identify any potential weaknesses in the charges against you.
  • Negotiation skills: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for your case.
  • Courtroom expertise: If your case goes to trial, our attorneys have the courtroom experience and litigation skills necessary to present a strong defense on your behalf.
  • Compassionate support: We understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with a DUI charge, and we provide compassionate support and guidance every step of the way.

Don't face a DUI charge alone. Contact Larsen Law PLLC today to schedule a consultation with an experienced Franklin field sobriety test lawyer attorney who will fight for your rights and help you navigate the legal process.

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    At Larsen Law PLLC, an advantage we provide for our clients is the knowledge and understanding of how these tests are supposed to be conducted and how they are scored. Attorney Eric M. Larsen is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, just like law enforcement, to administer these tests. He took the same class and passed the same certification tests. Armed with this knowledge, we can pick apart errors in delivering the SFST to poke holes in the state’s case. 

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