Fayetteville, AR asked in DUI / DWI for Arkansas

Q: If you get pulled over and refuse the chemical analysis test does that give you the right to refuse other sobriety tests

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Stewart Whaley
Stewart Whaley
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: You can always refuse the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs).

The SFSTs are designed for failure to establish probably cause for arrest (plenty of sober people can't pass them for MANY reasons).

If you refuse the SFSTs, do not be surprised if (when) the officer "finds" what he/she believes is probable cause for arrest.

--This is just my opinion and should not be treated as legal advice. I am not your lawyer. Hire a lawyer for legal advice. Note, I am a lawyer...

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