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Why NOT to do Field Sobriety Tests

As a Seattle DUI Lawyer, I get asked a lot of questions about how to handle a DUI arrest.

First and foremost, BE READY to ask for a lawyer. But also – be ready to be arrested. An arrest is usually going to occur. But that’s not what you really care about. You care about a conviction.

So how to avoid that?

Give as little evidence against yourself as possible.

Field Sobriety Tests are voluntary in nature. You do NOT have to perform them. By “cooperating” you are not going to do anything but help the police convict you later. Politely refuse to do the voluntary tests, refuse to answer any questions, and immediately ask for an attorney to be consulted.

You can reach Seattle DUI Attorney Jonathan Dichter 24 hours a day at 425-424-9401.