DRE stands for Drug Recognition Evaluator.
Prosecutors and police agencies will call law enforcement officers trained in DRE – Drug Recognition Experts. They are not experts. If you are stopped and asked to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety tests and fail, you will then be asked to take a breath screening test on the side of the road (better known as the “PBT”). If you blow a 0.0% BAC the cops will then ask you to take the DRE tests.
These tests must be given in a controlled environment and CANNOT be done on the side of the road. There is a 12 step testing procedure they must follow. They will do a medical assessment, Field Sobriety tests (same as in the field but additional ones), take your pulse, blood pressure and check your pupils. They also require a blood or urine test. If you are arrested at this point, you are arrested for DWAI – Drugs, Section 1192(4) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. You should call an attorney that is familiar with DRE protocol and has experience in Defending DWAI-Drug cases.
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