Do You Have a Right to Consult an Attorney during Field Sobriety Tests in Tennessee?

If you are like most people, looking in the rear view mirror and seeing flashing lights behind you makes you nervous. If you had a drink or two before getting behind the wheel you may be more than nervous – you may be terrified, and with good reason. In today’s day and age a conviction for driving under the influence has far reaching negative consequences. If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, or DUI, you will likely be asked to step out of the vehicle and perform a series of “field sobriety tests.” One question you may have at that point is “Do you have the right to consult an attorney during field sobriety tests in Tennessee?” Field sobriety tests, or FSTs, are a way for a law enforcement officer to confirm his/her suspicion that a motorist is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The three “standardized” FSTs are the most commonly used FSTs. They are considered “standardized” because they have been approved by the Nationa


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