For many drivers, roadside sobriety tests can be an aggravating experience. Not only is it difficult to deal with false accusations about your behavior, but the demand that you submit to a test that has a history of problems with accuracy may tempt you to become defiant or to even attempt to refuse a test. This is generally a bad idea because implied consent laws provide for stiff penalties even if you later prove to be sober after refusing the test. The important thing to understand before participating in a test is why it might be inaccurate. That way, you can work with your attorney to mount a solid DUI defense.
If you are facing a drunk driving charge, you may be worried about how it might affect your reputation, your career and your personal relationships in addition to any fines and criminal penalties you may face. The repercussions associated with a drunk driving conviction tend to vary based on factors such whether you are over the age of 21 and how high your blood-alcohol content is, and they, too, vary based on whether it is your first or a subsequent offense.