Do I have to take Physical Field Sobriety Tests when pulled over for DWI in New York?
No. The police will generally request you to submit to various physical performance tests, such as walking heel-to-toe and touching your finger to your nose. There is no legal obligation to take these tests. As the consumption of alcohol can impair your ability to perform these tests, it may be advisable to refuse to submit to any performance tests and thereby limit the potential evidence against you.
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.
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