When pulled over for something minor and you provide all the information he asks for, Can a officer demand ID from passenger for no reason?

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  • A.J.
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    2 months ago
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    In the U.S. Court of Appeals case Stufflebeam v. Harris, the court concluded that an officer can request ID from a passenger, but if the officer has no reason to contact the passenger regarding any sort of investigation, the passenger is not required to provide identification.State law can be specific about saying name and address.

    There must be reasonable suspicion of a crime, or reasonable need to contact as a witness to a crime. There is no law that a person must carry an ID at all.

    If the officer demands it, a person can ask what crime am I a suspect of?

    • A.J.
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      2 months agoReport

      Where is my answer incorrect for a thumbs down? Of course you need to carry a driver's license in driving, but walking the street or riding in a car, there is no law or requirement to produce an ID.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is IMPOSSIBLE for there not to be a reason. You may not KNOW the reason, and the reason may not even be valid, but there is ALWAYS a reason. "I am a bored jerk" is a reason.

    That said, in the US, the passenger isn't required to have ID to show, but the officer can demand they identify themself.

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  • 2 months ago

    I'm interested pulling you over

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  • Peter
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    2 months ago

    They can in my country.

    • A.J.
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      2 months agoReport

      true, not usa

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  • Bruce
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    2 months ago

    They cannot demand ID from anyone without a valid reason.  The burden of proof required to demand an ID is “reasonable suspicion”.  That applies to any police contact, not just traffic stops. 

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  • 2 months ago

    If they ask, there is usually a reason.

    • Brad Hinkle2 months agoReport

      Yeah, You are right, I would say that usually there probably is, But I asked if they could for no reason.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, they can require ID from every occupant of the vehicle.

    • Brad Hinkle2 months agoReport

      So if I’m a DD for someone and they don’t have an ID on them, They lost it or whatever, The officer can pull them out of the car question them for a half an hour, Then take them to jail for a PI?

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  • 2 months ago

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  • 2 months ago

    For very good reason - the passenger is a witness, so they must get the person's ID & details.

    • A.J.
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      2 months agoReport

      Witness to what? And passengers don't need to carry an ID.

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  • David
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    2 months ago

    Yes, if the officer suspects something unlawful.

    • A.J.
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      2 months agoReport

      Not god enough. Reasonable suspicion of a crime by passengers.

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