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Challenging the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test in DWI Cases

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Understanding the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test

The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test is frequently used by Maryland police during DWI investigations to detect impairment. This test measures the involuntary jerking of the eyes, which can be exaggerated by alcohol consumption. However, the test’s reliability can be compromised by numerous factors, including the method of administration and external conditions. At Ryan Law LLC, our experienced DWI defense attorneys in Harford and Cecil Counties are adept at challenging HGN test results to protect your rights and contest the charges against you.

Proper administration of the HGN test is critical for its results to be considered reliable. The test must follow specific NHTSA guidelines regarding the positioning of the stimulus, the distance from the subject’s face, and the duration for which the subject must follow the stimulus. Missteps in these protocols can significantly impact the validity of the test results.
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Legal Challenges to HGN Test Results

The HGN test’s validity can be contested on grounds of subjective interpretation by the officer, improper test administration, or external factors that may affect the results. Our lawyers at Ryan Law LLC specialize in identifying these issues and using them to undermine the prosecution’s case.

  • Highlighting how personal bias and officer training may influence test results.
  • Demonstrating failures in following the strict procedural guidelines required for the HGN test.
  • Examining conditions such as lighting, weather, and road environment that could affect the accuracy of the test outcomes.

How We Defend Against HGN Test Evidence

At Ryan Law LLC, our defense strategies involve a thorough review of all procedural aspects of the HGN test administered in your case. We challenge the credibility of the test by demonstrating potential flaws in how the test was conducted and by questioning the officer’s interpretation of the test results. Furthermore, we consider medical or environmental factors that could invalidate the supposed signs of intoxication observed during the test.

We also explore the broader context of the traffic stop and subsequent DWI testing to ensure that your rights were respected throughout the process. If we find any procedural errors or rights violations, we aggressively pursue motions to suppress the evidence, which can lead to a dismissal or reduction of charges.

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Trust Ryan Law LLC for Comprehensive DWI Defense

Choosing Ryan Law LLC means partnering with a team that not only understands the technical aspects of DWI testing but also passionately defends your rights. Our attorneys have a deep knowledge of both the science behind the HGN test and the legal standards governing its use in DWI cases. We are committed to providing you with the strongest defense possible in Harford and Cecil Counties.

Our proactive approach ensures that every piece of evidence is scrutinized and every possible defense avenue is explored. Trust our experienced team to navigate the complexities of your DWI case with the utmost dedication and to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Challenge Your DWI Charges Today

If you have been subjected to an HGN test and face DWI charges in Harford or Cecil Counties, it is crucial to act swiftly to secure legal representation. Contact Ryan Law LLC today to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss the specifics of your case and outline effective strategies to challenge the DWI evidence against you.

Call us at 917-576-4324 or fill out our online form to get started. Let our skilled DWI defense attorneys protect your rights and fight for a favorable resolution in your case.

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