Bethesda, MD asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland

Q: If a police officer asks me to take a field sobriety test, what should I do? Do I really have a choice?

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Ryan Posey
Ryan Posey
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Waldorf, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You always have a choice. A police officer cannot force you to take the field sobriety tests. However if you refuse to take a breath or blood test, that refusal may result in a suspension of your driver's license.

William C. Head
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Sandy Springs, GA

A: Never take any roadside evaluations or exercises. Subjectively graded. Not reliable. Many false positives, mean people arrested who were under the legal limit. Plus no penalty for refusing these junk science, so-called tests.

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