In November of 2016 Britt J. Simon obtained training and is now qualified pursuant to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST). These tests are what, when given properly, allow officers to determine if probable cause exists for arrests relation to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
The Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) training prepares police officers and other qualified persons to administer and interpret the results of the SFST battery. This training, under the auspices and direction of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has experienced remarkable success in detecting and apprehending intoxicated drivers since its inception in the 1980's. As in any educational training program, an instruction manual is considered a “living document” that is subject to updates and changes based on advances in research, technology and science. A thorough review is made of information by the Drug Evaluation Classification Program (DECP), Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) of the Highway Safety Committee of the IACP with contributions from many sources in health care science, toxicology, jurisprudence, and law enforcement.
When the SFST are incorrectly administered, there can be no reliability placed on the results and opinion of the Officer. As such, it is imperative to determine if the administrator of these tests performed the direction and observations properly.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, call today for your free consultation 800-709-1131. Don't wait until it is too late. Depending on your line of work, a DUI or DWI can affect your employment. Let the knowledge and resources of Simon Law Group help you. Don't delay.