It is important to emphasize that it is only the officer's opinion as to whether or not the defendant was intoxicated!

1. When there is no breath or blood sample
If there is no breath, blood or urine test then the only evidence generally is the testimony of the officer's opinion as to your client's sobriety. Attempt to narrow the officer's opinion to the standardized field sobriety tests. Focus on how the officer arrived at their opinion. ATTACK the method of giving and evaluating the field sobriety tests. Bad tests bad opinion. This is accomplished by eroding the officer's credibility by establishing that the officer was trained yet did not follow their training on how to properly conduct the standardized field sobriety tests.

Travis Noble is a graduate of the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard University, and he lectures at seminars nationwide on DWI/DUI topics. He is the lawyer whom other lawyers consult to defend their DWI clients. Most importantly, he has a track record of successfully defending some of the toughest DWI cases in Missouri and beyond.

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