Free Telephone Cosultation (941) 888-0709


Driving under influence -- Evidence -- Expert -- Field sobriety exercises

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Dec 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Driving under influence -- Evidence -- Expert -- Field sobriety exercises -- Trial court erred in allowing state to present officer's testimony about defendant's performance of field sobriety exercises as expert scientific testimony, permitting state to question officer at length about his credentials over defense objections and to testify that defendant did not perform field sobriety exercises “to standard.” Error was not harmless where there was no breath or blood test result, and officer's testimony was principal feature of trial.

Read Opinion Below:

About the Author

John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-seven years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida before going in to private practice and representing good people in bad times who have been accused of criminal offenses, dui, and appeals.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment


Put Mr. Rutkowski's twenty-seven years experience practicing in the areas of DUI, BUI, Administrative Driver License Suspension Hearings, Administrative Hardship License Hearings and Criminal Traffic. Contact Mr. Rutkowski today for a free telephone consultation.

Paulson Center

18245 Paulson Drive Port Charlotte, FL 33954