For a free consultation regarding your defense rights after a BUI arrest, contact the Bellingham field sobriety tests on the water lawyers of Cowan Kirk by calling 866-822-1230 today.
FSTs and BUI Arrests
A person may be arrested on the basis of their field sobriety test. However, these tests do not work in the same way as a roadway DUI field sobriety test. These sobriety tests are considered optional. Some of the following problems may occur during a FST that can make the results unreliable:
- Suspects are asked to complete a substantial battery of balance tests
- These field sobriety tests are not necessary reliable even on flat land
- Suspects are not given sufficient time to acclimate to their new setting when landing for more tests
These serious issues can result in test failures that make a boat operator appear more intoxicated than they really are which may lead to an arrest.
If you have been charged with a BUI because of a poorly administered field sobriety test on the water, we can help. For more information regarding your rights as a defendant, contact the Bellingham field sobriety tests on the water attorneys of Cowan Kirk at 866-822-1230 today.