Field sobriety tests may be the main way that police determine if you are intoxicated behind the wheel, but that does not mean they're reliable or accurate.
The American justice system offers everyone accused of a crime the ability to mount a defense against the charges. There is a presumption of innocence that protects citizens and has given rise to the popular term "innocent until proven guilty." However, for some people accused of crimes, the justice system and society seem to assume the individual is guilty.
As you make your way down the road, the last thing you want to see is police lights in your rearview mirror.
When a police officer uses a breathalyzer during a traffic stop and determines that a driver is above the legal limit, many drivers believe that they are out of options to defend themselves against the charges. However, there are a number of methods you can use to fight charges based on breathalyzer results. Sometimes it depends on the nature of the driver's interaction with the officer.
You haven't been drinking, but you know why the officer thinks so when the lights come on. You accidentally swerved over the center line while trying to change the radio station. No other cars are in view, behind or in front of you, so an accident wasn't a real threat. However, you know that's likely to trigger a traffic stop at midnight because it looks like you're drunk.
When you are convicted of a felony, the loss of your right to bear arms under state and federal law is automatic. This includes your ability to purchase, possess and transport firearms. However, firearms rights can be restored.