If you were administered a field sobriety test during your DUI arrest, your King County DUI defense attorney will do everything possible to discredit the validity of the test results and the administration of the test. In response, the prosecutor will also present evidence to support the results.
This article discusses the prosecutor’s response to validating the administration and results of the field sobriety tests. Below are some prosecution responses.
Correlating Test Results to Alcohol Levels
One way the prosecution will validate the results of the field sobriety test is to provide an expert to correlate the test results to blood alcohol levels. More specifically, the prosecution will ask the expert to emphasize that your test results compare to what is expected from an individual with your particular blood alcohol level.
Supportingthe Officer’s Instructions
The prosecution will also emphasize to the jury that the officer gave proper instructions prior to administering the field sobriety test. This is important because an effective way to invalidate the results of a sobriety test is for your King County DUI defense attorney to show that the officer failed to provide proper instructions.
Discrediting Defense Lay Witnesses
Yet another method the prosecution will use to further validate the sobriety test results is to discredit any lay witnesses your King County DUI defense attorney may call at the DUI trial.
For more information about how the prosecution will validate the results of the field sobriety test that was used to arrest you on a drunk driving charge, you should call King County DUI defense attorney