Divided Attention Tests
If you and your Napa County Creek DUI lawyer have decided that your best course of action is to proceed to trial, he or she will discuss any field sobriety test that was administered against you. One important aspect of these tests is their ability to see if you were paying attention to the questions asked.
Your Napa County Creek DUI lawyer can explain that interrogation generally precedes a field sobriety test. This initial interrogation gives an officer the ability to formulate specific suspicion related to your offense.
Reason for Interrogation
Your Napa County Creek DUI lawyer can further explain that one reason for this pre-interrogation is to determine whether you have any physical conditions that would otherwise preclude you from taking a specific field sobriety test. For example, if a person has a broken leg, he or she would not generally be asked to balance as part of a field sobriety test. Additionally, this interrogation can help the police officer analyze whether the person suffers from a mental impairment due to alcohol use. Additionally, this interrogation helps to assess the ability of a person to be tested in this manner.
Definition of Divided Attention Tests
Divided attention applies when a brain has to complete two or more tasks at the same time, such as patting your head and rubbing your belly. If a person has consumed alcohol, completing dual tasks is more difficult.
If you would like to learn more about divided attention tests, contact Napa County DUI attorney Blackie Burak at 1-866-BLCKDUI.