Field "Sobriety" Tests in California are OPTIONAL!!
Most people don't realize that field sobriety tests in California are completely optional. The police officers who pull you over and give them to you will not tell you this, nor are they required to, but they are optional. You are absolutely within your rights to politely refuse to take the California Field Sobriety Tests in their entirety. In other words, "Just Say NO, Thank You!"
THESE TESTS ARE DESIGNED FOR YOU TO FAIL!
These Field Sobriety Tests are not really tests at all. Instead, they are physical agility exercises that are SUBJECTIVE in nature. In other words, the police officer, who already thinks you are DUI because he is giving you the Field Sobriety Tests, is the one who is determining whether you pass or fail each test. Furthermore, police officers are agenda oriented. The more arrests and resulting convictions they make, the better their work records are. Because of this they are actually looking for you to fail.
A SKILLED CALIFORNIA DUI DEFENSE LAWYER WILL KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THESE TESTS IN COURT.
A skilled California DUI lawyer will know how to cross examine the police officer who administered and "graded" each test. He understands the possible flaws involved in each of these tests and will be able to exploit any errors.