Being pulled over on suspicion of DWI or DUI can be a harrowing experience. Following the usual formalities with police, you may be asked to engage in field sobriety tests to indicate whether you are, in fact, driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Field sobriety tests can include:
- Walking in a straight line
- Putting your finger to your nose
- Reciting the alphabet backward
- Taking blood and breathalyzer tests
- and many more.
Once you agree to taking these field sobriety tests, the odds of guilt immediately begin mounting against you. Field sobriety tests are completely subjective, and you can fail the test even if you are sober, or bordering on the legal blood alcohol limit of 0.08. Even worse, police employ communicative tactics to trick you into making DWI mistakes and failing the tests. Regardless the outcome, following a field sobriety test, the best strategy is to call an experienced DWI defense lawyer who can fight for your rights. Morgan Bourque is the Harris County DWI lawyer who knows how to challenge the validity of field sobriety tests, the authority of the officer and the charges that might arise.
No two potential DWI scenarios are identical. Beyond whether you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, all the circumstances during the field sobriety tests can influence the outcome, including:
- The driver’s mental and emotional state
- Medications used by the driver
- The location of the test
- The driver’s overall health
- and even the time of day, among other factors.
Police can exploit these, and several other details to ensure you fail the test. Morgan Bourque knows how to spot these tricks and how to challenge the results.
As a former prosecutor and assistant district attorney, Morgan has special insight into how police and prosecutors weigh the results of field sobriety tests. He knows the strict guidelines to which the police must adhere when administering a test and has reviewed countless results, and how to assess whether the officer who implemented it was qualified to do so. This uniquely positions him as one of Texas’ leading DWI lawyers – one who has fought and won on behalf of the accused. With each dismissal and successful challenge, Morgan solidifies his reputation as one of the very few DWI lawyers who truly know the ins and outs of the Lone Star State’s justice system.
Good people can make mistakes, fail field sobriety tests and get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is ready to provide efficient, aggressive DWI representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge
Call now to review your case and begin establishing a successful strategy.