One-Leg Stand Arguments

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Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Colin by far has been one of the BEST attorneys in Ft. Worth. His dedication and attentiveness really shows not only in court but with the client and family. Great communication, easy web portal and friendly staff. 5 stars are NOT enough. Thank you Colin

Stephanie Alvarado

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Brenna Mills
June 4, 2015

If your case involves a one-leg stand, let your Fort Worth DWI defense lawyer know about this information. He or she may be able to challenge the outcome of this test if it will be used against you at your DWI trial.

About One-Leg Stand Tests

A Fort Worth DWI defense lawyer can explain that one-leg stand tests are often given to determine if the suspect has been drinking and driving based upon his or her ability to maintain sustained balance. This test may be given on its own or in combination with other tests.

Administration Requirements

For this test to provide any accurate data, it must be performed correctly. Some law enforcement officers ask the suspect to perform other tasks at the same time as holding a leg up, such as counting out loud or silently. Others may ask that you position your hands to your side while the test is being administered. If a law enforcement officer says that a particular individual has failed such a test, the suspect’s lawyer may raise the following challenges.

Potential Challenges

One such challenge may be that the law enforcement officer gave too many instructions that ultimately confused the suspect. The lawyer may point out the very limited time that a law enforcement officer gives for each particular instruction. He or she may ask the officer to give the same instructions to the jury as he or she gave to the suspect so that they have a better understanding of the complexity and brevity of such instructions. Another method of attacking this evidence is to show how the officer’s instructions differed from accepted standards.

Legal Assistance

If you would like more information on potential challenges to this type of test, contact a Fort Worth DWI defense attorney from the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller.

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