Q: Am I required to perform the Field Sobriety Tests, or can I refuse?
A: There is no statutory requirement that you agree to perform the field sobriety tests when the officer asks you to do so. However, at trial, the DA will probably be permitted to introduce your refusal to perform these tests as some evidence of guilt in the drunk driving case against you. Unlike the chemical test (for example a breathalyzer), there is no refusal hearing in which you could lose your license for one year if you are found to have refused field sobriety tests.
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