As reported by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, there will be a heightened DUI patrol in all districts of the county Wednesday January 23, 2013. This patrol will be longer than usual lasting from 10 p.m. Wednesday night all the way until 5 a.m. the following morning. During this time they will have no BAT or transports available for onsite blood testing, they will however conduct various other measures of field sobriety tests to those whom they suspect are under the influence.
When accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, it is absolutely essential to realize how important your every step is from this point on; and contacting a DUI defense attorney immediately is among some of the most important steps. At our firm, we are dedicated to making sure that every client has the opportunity to fight for their freedom, no matter the level of charges placed against them.
There are a variety of different field sobriety tests that the arresting officer can have you do in order to determine whatever you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For example, the walk and turn requires that you take 9 steps toward with your heels to toe for each step. While for some this test may determine that they are uncoordinated and therefore drunk, for others this test may also just be proving the fact they have bad balance. They may also have you balance on one foot or have you follow an object with your eyes. In some cases they will do a
breathalyzer test on the spot in order to determine your blood alcohol content levels.
It is important to know that while these tests are trusted by law enforcing officials, they are not always accurate. In the event that you have been accused of a DUI, contact Thomas & Paulk, P.A. today for the aggressive Tampa DUI defense attorney that you need to fight for you.