Is hip replacement surgery a good defense?

chris (Guest) on Wednesday, February 13 2013, 01:10 PM
I admitted to drinking several beers when I was recently pull over and arrested for OUI in North Andover, MA. When asked to do field sobriety tests, I told the officer that I have a disability. Can the police ask someone with a disability to hold their leg off the ground 6 inches for 30 seconds? I'm not actually sure if it is considered a disability, but I had hip replacement surgery and have some restricted mobility and wondered if that is a good defense?
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    Replied by Attorney James Milligan on Wednesday, February 13 2013, 01:19 PM · Hide · #1
    The Police can and usually will ask you to perform the field exercises regardless of physical issues and then indicate that they took the ailment into account even though they for the most part have no medical training background. I would say that you have a a real good case to defend. For a free consultation from a Board Certified Lawyer please give me a call.
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