Standardized field sobriety tests are probably tests that you have heard of. You might have a basic idea as to what they are. If charged with a DUI, you need to understand the details of these standardized field sobriety tests. This information can help you if you have taken a standardized field sobriety test and got charged with a DUI.
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
Standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) are psychophysical tests. A test is an “objective” and “standardized” measure of a sample of behavior, focusing on three elements. These elements are:
1) Objectivity. Aspects of a test have basis in objective criteria. An example is the scoring or the interpretation of the score, and not influenced by the subjective opinion of examiner.
2) Standardization. There is uniformity of procedure in the administration, scoring and interpretation of the test and results.
3) Behavior Sample. A representative sample of a person’s behavior from which one can draw inferences and hypotheses.
Also keep in mind that a test is not a psychological x-ray, nor does it necessarily reveal hidden conflicts and forbidden wishes.
If you have further questions about standardized field sobriety tests, please contact a Connecticut DUI lawyer such as myself. I offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting my office. Also, I can meet with you at your convenience to discuss your case.