Q: In Tennessee do you have the right to choose which sobriety test an officer gives you?
A: No. You do not have the right to choose what test you get. But if you refuse a breath test then you're looking at an automatic suspension of your license.
A: No you cannot chose what field sobriety test the officer ask you to preform. You can refuse field sobriety test and can explain why a particular test might not be a good idea for you, such as explaining to the cop that your bad back might prevent you from walking a straight line. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you figure out the best way to handle your case.
A: The implied consent form officer's read driver's before administering sobriety tests states that the driver must take the test of the officer's choosing. Unfortunately, you do not have a choice and many officer's will request blood over breathe and urine tests which are among the options available. You can refuse to submit to testing, but there may be consequences.
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