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.