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Can I refuse to take a field sobriety test?

 

A: Yes. You have the legal right to refuse to take a field sobriety test, even if the officer does not ask your consent. A good way to refuse taking a field sobriety test—or anything that a police officer asked you to do—is to say, “I’d like to speak to an attorney first.” However, the reality is that if the officer has asked you to perform a field sobriety test he has probably already decided to arrest you.