The Field Sobriety Tests

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The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are a battery of pseudo-scientific tests which the federal government has been promoting since the 1970's. Supposedly, they are able to determine who is above and below the legal limit. In reality, there are many false negatives and many more false positives. In fact, if you are under the legal limit (.08 in most states, including Florida), the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests will say that you are drunk about 3/4 of the time. In other words, the SFST's don't tell WHO to arrest. They merely justify the arrest after it happens. Many of those arrested are innocent. 

Here are some of our articles about the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests:

Board Certification in DUI Defense

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Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Examination (written and oral) in Honolulu in 2008, and was recertified in 2013. He was one of the first 50 lawyers granted national board certification in DUI Defense, and is nationally recognized as an authority in DUI law.

Why We're Different

Board Certification as a DUI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. Formal NHTSA Certification as an Instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests given by police in DUI cases. Formal training as a NHTSA Drug Recognition Evaluator. ("Drug Evaluation & Classification") Formal training to operate the Intoxilyzer 8000, Florida's official breath test instrument. Extensive experience in teaching other attorneys how to handle DUI cases. Hundreds of jury trials both as defense lawyer and as prosecutor. Florida's State Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense.