The Truth about the Balance and Coordination Tests

Balance and Coordination Test Defense Michigan Lawyer

The tests that are given after a driver has been pulled over are to determine if that driver is intoxicated. These tests are only taught to the police once. Officers are trained when they start out in the department and use the same skills and knowledge they acquired in their first few weeks. This skill and knowledge, however, is lost and gets sloppy over the years. Think of the police officer who has been working for 20 years and only had one training course on the balance and coordination tests. Veteran police officers start making the tests their own and likely do not follow the procedures they learned years ago. So, it is clear that the tests administered are not as reliable as they could be. This is a ripe place for attack when figuring out a defense. The reliability of the balance and coordination tests can be challenged by your attorney in other ways as well.

To be able to use these tests as evidence of intoxication they have to be “scientific enough.” So, at the outset of the case, your attorney can challenge the reliability and scientific nature of the tests being used as evidence.

Attorney Morris has enjoyed a very successful and distinguished career as a trial lawyer. He is known for his trial preparation by fellow attorneys, judges and clients alike. As a trial attorney, he is dedicated to attaining justice in every case. Mr. Morris fights for his clients and does not just plea them guilty.

Not only does Barton Morris have extensive experience, he also engages in continuing legal education to provide the highest quality legal services. Barton has received specialized scientific training through the American Chemical Society. He attended the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors. His firm is prepared to take on complex legal issues with success. Barton Morris was chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for 2012 and 2013 for DUI/DWI and criminal defense by DBusiness Magazine. Barton Morris was also chosen as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 2014-2015 and Barton Morris is the only Lawyer in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a “Forensic Lawyer-Scientist”

September 22nd, 2011|