Criminal Law Tidbit - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: You Do NOT Have to Take a Roadside Sobriety Test

Criminal Law Tidbit – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: You Do NOT Have to Take a Roadside Sobriety Test

Here’s your criminal law tidbit! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!!!
Under Florida law, a police officer cannot compel you to take a roadside sobriety test. Even when applied correctly a roadside sobriety test will lead to a 20% error rate, based on at least one study. That means, even if you’re totally sober, if you consent to a roadside sobriety test, there is a 20% chance you’re getting arrested, and that chance of getting arrested may increase if the police officer deviates from the testing standardization.