Is it advisable to refuse a field sobriety test?

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Drivers are not legally required to partake in a field sobriety test or to use a preliminary alcohol screening device. Refusing to take these tests could benefit the driver by not giving the officer proof that he or she is intoxicated. However, it could create suspicion in some officers. In either case, if the officer finds additional evidence that a person is driving while intoxicated, he or she will likely be arrested....Read More

Anonymous

also you denying to participate in a field sobriety test is NOT suspicious. You exorcising a right is in no way suspicious and is not grounds for additional investigations. That only makes sense from the officer's perspective.

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Sebastian A.

Field sobriety tests are tests officers use to check if you're intoxicated. They might ask you to walk a straight line or balance on one leg. The problem is you might fail either of those without having had a drink! My attorney advised refusing these tests....Read More
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Kathie S.

Anyone can refuse to participate in a field sobriety test, but the officer can use other methods, like a breathalyzer test or their own judgment. You can still be arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol....Read More