Buffalo DWI Attorney Discusses Declining a Field Sobriety Test
As an experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney I am often asked if one should decline a field sobriety test. When you’re stopped for DWI or DWAI in New York State, an officer has certain tools in his arsenal that he is going to use to determine whether or not a particular individual is driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. One of those tools is called a field sobriety test. There are numerous tests. A couple of them might be a walk and turn, the one-legged stand, the alphabet, or the finger count, which most people are familiar with. You do not have to submit to those tests. Most people do because they feel that being cooperative will help them get out of the situation, but you do not. You can respectfully tell the officer that you do not want to submit to those tests, and ask them if you can contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Did you recently decline to take a field sobriety test? If so, contact the experienced Buffalo DWI Attorney John Dudziak