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WHAT CAN HURT YOUR PERFORMANCE ON FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS?

You were stopped under suspicion of drunk driving. The officer asked you to take field sobriety tests, and since you didn’t have much to drink, you agreed. To your surpise, you failed the tests and were arrested. What happened? What … Continue reading

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FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS: DUI TESTING IN ILLINOIS

After leaving the bar, you blew a stop sign. Unfortunately, police were watching and stopped you for DUI. You agreed to take some field sobriety tests. Although you thought you passed, the officer arrested you. You walked a straight line … Continue reading

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“HOW DID I DO?”: EVALUATING DUI VIDEO EVIDENCE

Many police department, including Chicago, Niles, Morton Grove and Skokie, require police to video traffic stops if their car is equipped with a camera. The video should be the most accurate record of how you performed on field sobriety tests. … Continue reading

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CAN YOU FAIL FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT INTOXICATED?

You were driving home after a party. On your way, you came across a DUI checkpoint. The officer said he smelled alcohol on your breath and asked you to perform some field sobriety tests. You figured you only had a … Continue reading

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