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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 06:52 AM

6. Poor guy. He should never have consented to the field sobriety test.

I can't stress this enough.. there is NO compelling requirement that you have to agree, or will (legally) suffer consequences for refusal to submit to a field sobriety test. Those things are subjective, and even if you are absolutely clean, one little waver, or loss of concentration and BAM, you are looking at a DUI.

Instead, politely tell the officer, that you do not consent to a field sobriety test, and state that you don't agree with the subjective nature of them, but that you will consent to blood alcahol testing, or breathalyzer testing (especially if you are actually clean, if you know you won't pass testing, even though you will still have severe penalties for DUI against you, it may be better if you just refuse (your defense will have more to work with when representing you.. which is your right).

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