Case Results

DWI Field Sobriety Tests – Inadmissible in Court

Attorney Ryan Russman worked on a case involving an NH DWI charge. The Manchester defendant was pulled over after the officer noticed he was speeding. The officer asked the man to step out of the car because he suspected alcohol intoxication. The defendant performed the field sobriety tests marginally well, but the officer arrested the man for drinking and driving and pursued more alcohol tests at the station. The blood test revealed a .21.

Attorney Russman was able to get all charges dropped with a “garbage in, garbage out” defense. He proved that the field sobriety tests were inadmissible in court because the instructions were given incorrectly. The blood test results were also faulty; Russman examined the testing machine and found that it could not separate the chromosomes that proved alcohol intoxication from other substances in the bloodstream. Because of these findings, Attorney Russman was able to get the DWI charges dropped.

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Ryan Russman

Attorney Ryan Russman has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of New Hampshire citizens. His practice, based in Exeter (Rockingham County) New Hampshire, is limited to cases involving DWI and DUI, other motor vehicle and criminal cases, and many cases involving personal injury. He is, however, best known as one of New Hampshire's leading legal authorities on DWI.