I just learned that in California (and probably in other states) you are not required to take a field sobriety test if pulled over by a cop. Implied consent when you got your drivers license does require that you submit to a chemical test if arrested for suspicion of being DUI. Failing the field sobriety test gives probable cause for arresting a driver for DUI. My problem is that I am unable to pass the the balance tests. One test involves standing on one foot with your arms at your sides for thirty seconds. The other balance test is walking heel to toe for ten steps, turning around and walking back, again with your arms at your sides. I am unable to perform either test, even for two seconds. Lawyers say to never take the field sobriety test, regardless. Any suggestions for what I should say if I’m ever asked to do a field sobriety test. Should I give no reason at all? If I give a reason, what should it be?
BTW, I never drink enough alcohol be above the DUI threshold. Even so, I never drive when feeling any effects of alcohol.