Thursday, October 13, 2011


Refusing Physical Sobriety Tests in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney

What are the consequences if I refuse to perform sobriety tests?

Even though these exercises are said to be free and voluntary, your refusal to perform them might be used as evidence against you showing an awareness of guilt.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has indicated that police officers are not required to give Miranda warnings or information about the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination prior to requesting a field sobriety test.