Police officers and Highway Patrolmen in the State of Utah are trained in many different forms of testing to detect driver impairment. One of the most commonly used non-chemical test used by Utah law enforcement is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test.
The one-legged stand test
The walk and turn test
The HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus) test
Utah law enforcement doesn’t want you to know is you never have to take a sobriety test. The officer may immedately arrest you once you deny taking the test. But if they suspect you were drinking they were going to arrest you regardless if you had done the Sobriety Test or not. By refusing to do a Field Sobriety Test you are only denying the Utah officer and prosecutor of evidence they are going to use against you in your DUI case and at the Driver License Hearing (DLD).
If you were pulled over for DUI in Utah and submitted to a Field Sobriety Test we can still help. At Ipson Law Firm, PLLC we have defended many Utah clients that submitted to the sobriety test and still win or obtain a favorable result. There a many guidelines that Utah officers are required to follow when administering a sobriety test and when they don’t the results can be discredited or thrown out.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Utah call Michael Ipson at Ipson Law Firm PLLC. We have defended many clients in Ogden, Layton, Salt Lake, Provo and all over the State of Utah who have been charged with DUI and will fight hard to protect you. (801) 332-9655