Do I have to take a Field Sobriety Test if a Police Officer tells me to?
No. You do not have to submit to any part of a field sobriety test if you choose not to. This means you do not have to do the follow the pen test, the alphabet test, one leg stand, heal to toe, walk and turn, finger to nose, feet together eyes closed head back, or any other type "field sobriety test" offered to you by a police officer. And, unlike refusing to submit to a breath alcohol test, refusing to submit to a field sobriety test cannot result in the suspension of your driver's license.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Drunk Driving Articles
- Drunk Driving Defense Laws in Louisiana
- Louisiana DWI Laws: FAQ
- When do I have the right to call a lawyer?
- What is the first thing I should do after I am arrested for DWI in Louisiana?
- Can I still drive when the Officer took my license after a DWI arrest in Louisiana?
- When can I be charged with DWI in Lousiana?
- Will my license be suspended immediately upon a DWI Arrest in Louisiana?
- If I took the Breath Test, what can a Lawyer do for me?
- What terms are used for drunk driving offenses in Louisiana?
- Where can I find a Lousiana DUI Attorney?
- What is the legal drinking limit for drivers in Louisiana?
- Must I submit to a Chemical Sobriety Test under Louisiana Drunk Driving law?
- What happens if I refuse a Chemical Sobriety Test under Lousiana Drunk Driving law?