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Tag Archives: field sobriety test

What Happens When Police Stop Vehicles to Administer Sobriety Tests?

Police officers who suspect drivers to be legally drunk will likely pull over those individuals for some sort of traffic violation or suspicious driving movements, such as weaving, crossing the center line or extremely slow driving. While you are still in your vehicle, an officer will look for visible signs of intoxication based on how […]

Why You Should Just Say No When Stopped for a DUI

When you glance in the rearview mirror and see flashing lights after a night of watching the Steelers or Eagles game at a local bar, you may experience an overwhelming sense of dread. A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) in Reading can threaten your freedom, bank account and job. The anxiety that many […]

What Happens During a Field Sobriety Test?

When you are stopped by the police for suspected driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the officer typically administers a number of field sobriety tests to determine whether you are drunk. These tests are used to determine probable cause to arrest and request chemical testing — breath, blood or urine testing. Although you […]

Field Sobriety and Breath Tests—What You Need to Know

The enforcement of laws pertaining to driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of drugs (DUI and DUID, respectively) are based on a scientific urine, breath, or blood test. Field sobriety tests — administered on-site, where the officer has pulled over the motorist — include both physical or cognitive tests, as […]

Can Your License Be Suspended for DUI?

One of the most severe penalties associated with a DUI (driving under the influence) conviction is the suspension of your license. Such suspensions occur under a number of different circumstances. First, anyone refusing chemical testing — Breathalyzer®, blood or urine testing — that tests for blood alcohol content receives a 12-month suspension of their driving […]


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