One of the first things I normally cover with a client is to ask about certain medical issues.Medical issues are  a great defense in drunk driving  (DUI) cases.

First , medical conditions effect the standardized field sobriety tests. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHSTA)  2006 manual people with back leg or inner ear problems have difficulty performing the test.

Secondly , diabetes and acid reflux can cause false readings in the breath test machine.

This video discusses the medical issues in a DUI testing report used by Nashville police officers.

Remember medical issues are important in defending your DUI case.