If you’ve been stopped by a law enforcement officer, you are required to provide the officer with your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. You are not required to submit to a field sobriety test. The tests are often unfair because they don’t consider factors such as age, weight, dexterity, and the level of anxiety caused by the traffic stop. Additionally, not all police officers are uniformly expert in conducting these field sobriety tests.
If you do submit to a field sobriety test and fail, most traffic stops in Florida are videotaped. On many occasions, an experienced Florida DUI lawyer can argue that the police officer’s determination of impairment was flawed.