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If I am stopped while driving in Florida and the police officer asks me to do field sobriety tests, do I have to do them?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

If I am stopped while driving in Florida and the police officer asks me to do field sobriety tests, do I have to do them?

The simple answer is no, you're not required to do field sobriety tests. However, if you do consent to doing field sobriety tests, that consent must be freely and voluntarily given. In other words, and officer cannot threaten you or force you to do those field sobriety tests in any way.

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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