Taking Roadside Field Tests When Facing DUI in Florida

If a police officer pulls you over for a suspected DUI in Florida, you may be asked to submit to voluntary roadside field tests. These tests are designed to be difficult under any circumstances, and a sober person can fail them, so it is advised by a Ft. Lauderdale DUI lawyer that you refuse to take any roadside field tests when requested.  

Types of Roadside Field Tests for Suspected DUI in Florida 

Some common roadside field exercises that are commonly used by police include: 

  • Horizontal gaze nystagmus, in which the police officer will watch your eyes as they track an object, such as the end of a pen; 
  • One-leg stand, which will require you to stand on one leg and count to 30; and 
  • Walk and turn, as popularized by television shows and movies in pop culture, in which you will be instructed to walk heel-to-toe, along a straight line. 

Remember, you are not legally obligated to submit to any roadside field tests, and whatever evidence the police do not have is evidence they are unable to use against you, so do not give them any by performing the field tests. If arrested and charged with a DUI, aFloridaattorney can help. 

Contact a Ft Lauderdale DUI Lawyer 

If you are facing a DUI in Florida, your legal team is your best defense. The lawyer you choose to represent you in court, defend your rights, and relentlessly pursue your case could be the difference between jail time and getting on with your life. Contact the Ft. Lauderdale DUI defense team at Falk & Ross for a no-cost evaluation of your case – 1-877-663-5110.