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Columbus Breathalyzer Refusal Lawyer

The truth about field sobriety tests is that they are unfair and are designed to set you up to fail. Field sobriety tests are based on physical skills that not everyone has. People with medical problems, weight issues, conditions that affect balance or poor eyesight will be more likely to fail the tests, regardless of whether they are intoxicated.

Ohio Field Sobriety Test Attorney

I am criminal defense attorney Terry K. Sherman, and I advise people with physical limitations not to tell police that they are physically able to take the test. Rather, I advise them to communicate to police that they have physical limitations. Recent surgery, back problems and even high heels can skew the results of field sobriety tests. In some instances, it is advisable to take a chemical or blood test rather than a sobriety test.

Recent changes in the law state that if you refuse to take a Breathalyzer or blood test, Ohio courts can add up to 10 days to your jail sentence. However, the kits used for testing on site can yield false positives.

When police stop you, everything you say is videotaped by a dashboard-mounted camera, or "dash cam," and will be held against you. Therefore, it is best to avoid making admissions about where you are coming from or what you have been doing. If you have made such admissions to police, a lawyer's help is all the more necessary.

Contact Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Terry K. Sherman

The bottom line: If you are stopped on suspicion of DUI, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact me at my office in Columbus by calling 614-444-8800.

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Professional. Experienced. Contact Attorney Terry K. Sherman

Terry K. Sherman 52 West Whittier Street Columbus, OH 43206
Telephone: 614-444-8800 After Hours/Emergency: 614-439-2542
Fax: 614-445-9487 Columbus Law Office Map

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