For a free consultation regarding your legal rights and options if you have been subjected to field sobriety tests on the water, contact the Bellevue BUI defense attorneys of Cowan Kirk by calling 866-822-1230.
Sobriety Test Issues while on the Water
Field sobriety tests do not change between BUI and DUI cases. However, the circumstances between these two charges are significantly different. In particular, the specifics of watercraft use can prove a serious detriment to a BUI defendant's chances of passing sobriety tests. These tests are often administered on land, but this does not necessarily make these tests fair.
The following issues can arise when field sobriety tests are administered in BUI cases:
- Operators are not given sufficient time to get their balance on land before testing
- Tests administered on the water can be unreliable
- Tests may be administered when circumstances do not permit accurate testing, simply for the sake of expediency
If you have been arrested for BUI, you may be facing serious consequences. For more information regarding your legal rights and options as a defendant, as well as the potential problems with field sobriety tests on the water, contact the Bellevue BUI defense lawyers of Cowan Kirk at 866-822-1230 today.