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Philadelphia, PA Field Sobriety Test Law

Pennsylvania DUI Information

In Pennsylvania police officers utilize various tests to determine whether a person is sober or intoxicated. These tests are done at the time of the traffic stop by the officer on the scene of an accident or a traffic stop. The purpose of a field sobriety test is to assist the police officer in determining whether you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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Standardized Field Sobriety Test

Philadelphia, PA DUI/DWI Defense Attorney When you are under investigation for a DUI, police officers often ask you to participate in a field sobriety test.

Those suspected of a DUI are generally requested to perform the following tests:

  • One-legged stand
  • Walk and turn
  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
  • Walk a straight line
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Breathalyzer - What to Know

Philadelphia, PA DUI/DWI Defense Attorney A breathalyzer is a machine that measures your blood alcohol content (BAC) level. The BAC level is a measurement of the percentage of alcohol in your bloodstream. In Pennsylvania, and most other states, the legal limit is 0.08 percent. If you are found to have a BAC level of 0.08 percent or higher, you will be charged with DUI.

Get the RIGHT attorney after you have been arrested for a DUI!

Sometimes, police officers fail to administer these tests accurately. This is why it is IMPORTANT to hire an attorney who specializes in DUI defense, like Brittany R. Gardner, Esq. She is familiar with DUI laws and has tried several DUI cases with several dismissals and not guilty verdicts.


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