What to Know If You Have Been Stopped by Law Enforcement
Interviewer: Are there any last words of advice that you’d give someone in regards to the standardized field sobriety tests?
Have You Been Drinking? Avoid Providing Any Evidence to Make a Case against You
Aaron Bortel: If you know you’re way over the limit you don’t have to do their preliminary breath test. You don’t have to do the field sobriety tests. Don’t give the officers any more information because what can also happen is that the District Attorney and the prosecutor in the case, can look at that and use it as more evidence that you are very impaired.
You will give your attorney more room to negotiate if you respectfully declined to do the test, especially when you say because you’ve been instructed by a lawyer never to do the test. That reason will be noted in the police report.
By Aaron Bortel
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