Field Sobriety Test

Another route that the police can take in determining if you have violated the 0.08% BAC, is by administering a Field Sobriety Test or FST. The outcome of these tests and the decision to make an arrest or let you go are based entirely on the officer’s discretion based on his observation of your behavior.

The National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration only consider the Walk- and-Turn test, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test and the One-Leg-Stand test as acceptable standard tests. These tests are designed to prove your appropriate motor skills, coordination and balance.

Attorney Ali Komaili has successfully received a certification of completed training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course.  As with the blood alcohol testing, the field sobriety test is also subject to certain inaccuracies and therefore grounds for an experienced, certified and competent attorney such as attorney Ali Komaili to get this test dismissed.