If a police officer pulls you over for speeding, and suspects that you may have been drinking, they may perform field sobriety tests on you. These tests are the horizontal gaze nystagmus test (HGN), the walk-and-turn test, and the one-leg stand test. The officer will use these tests to determine if you are impaired and if they have probable cause to arrest you for DUI.
An officer may ask you to perform these tests, but you have the right to decline. However, if you decline, the officer may arrest you based on their observations. When arrested, the first thing you should do is contact personal injury lawyers. You should not say anything until you speak to legal counsel. If you are in need of legal counsel, call the experienced lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C to help you today. Call 617-225-2100 for a free consultation.
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