the other thing that you would want to consider is that particular cast make a show the presence of alcohol or drugs but does not show the level or BAC.
what is a means is is you can exhibit signs of horizontal gaze nystagmus amd be .03 .04 or even .05
well under the legal limit it is not really an effective test in finnding out whether or not you are over the limit
you should really consult with an attorney on this
It is definitely something that will work in your favor. Most officers are trained to "take it into consideration", but never trained on how to do that. As a standardized test, there is no uniform way for an officer to consider naturally inequal pupils so is definitely something that should be further explored with your attorney. You should get certified copies of this documents (optomologist docs) that show this occurence in your eyes.
Look for a DUI attorney in the area to help you out. The DA will consider this as part of the negotiation, you will likely need to get an expert for the DMV hearing though. Better to let your attorney handle that, instead of you simply making the argument since your are likely not an optomologist or expert on FSTs, so your argument alone will hold no weight.
Feel free to call me if you want to discuss further.
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You are absolutely correct. Unequal pupils should be the end of the HGN "exam" in this scenario. A vigorous cross examination of the arresting officer should point this out and, quite frankly, be quite enjoyable for your defense attorney. However, you will not get anywhere without competent counsel. There are many great lawyers here on Avvo. Most will offer a free consult. Call a few.
Best of luck to you.
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