The field sobriety tests are designed to cause people to fail. Even if you have the balance and athleticism of a professional athlete, you will likely fail those tests. Add to it that you are nervous, on the side of the road, at night with cars and flashing lights – nearly impossible to pass the field sobriety tests.
Being wrongfully charged with a crime like DUI can be a scary and frustrating situation. DUIs in Arizona are class one misdemeanors which means they carry a maximum 6 months in jail and a maximum $2500 fine plus other statutory assessments. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help to navigate the case to a dismissal.