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I hope none of you ever have this problem, but if you ever get pulled over for a DUI you need to remember that you do not have to take the road side field sobriety test. This includes the horizontal gaze nystagmis test (follow the pen with your eyes) the walk and turn test and the one legged stand.
Your polite refusal to take these roadside gymnastics tests will not hurt your case. If you take the test the officer will likely say you failed and most sober people couldn't pass these tests anyway. You are required to take the breathalizer and should take it even if you have been drinking.
A refusal to take this test will result in a one year license revocation which is worse than a DUI. Just remember the more you say the harder your case is to defend.
Just remember if you are in an auto accident the insurance adjuster is not your friend. Their sole mission is to get rid of your claim as cheaply as possible. They will want you to give a recorded statement and will attempt to get you to say things that will limit or destroy your claim.
You are not required to give a statement to the other guy's insurance carrier.
For more information go to vanbibberlaw.com or give us a call. Studies have shown that people who are represented by an attorney often recieve three times more money than those who are not represented.