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Be prepared for a field sobriety test

If you are stopped in Arizona on suspicion of drunk driving, you may already have an idea of what to expect. The chances are that you will be asked to submit to various tests in order to determine your sobriety and your blood alcohol concentration. Although you are not obliged to agree to any of these tests, it is important to remember that by possessing a driver's license, you are subject to implied consent regulations.

This means that if you do refuse tests, you may have your license suspended. However, if you are worried that the consequences of taking the tests may be worse, then this could be a sensible option. Either way, all is not lost, even if you fail the tests you are asked to undergo. For example, you may need to participate in a field sobriety test, such as following something with your eyes, or walking along a line.

However, there are many reasons that a person might fail such a test. You could be fatigued, injured or even have a disability that makes it difficult for you to complete certain sobriety tests. This can all be taken into consideration by officers and the courts. An attorney may also be able to support you if you find yourself facing charges.

If you feel that you have been falsely charged with drunk driving, our page on field sobriety tests may have some of the information you need. It can also provide you with more in-depth details on the types of test to which you may be subjected and the options available if you have failed one.

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