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?
- A.J.Lv 72 months agoFavourite answer
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?
- STEVEN FLv 72 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.
- 2 months ago
I'm interested pulling you over
- PeterLv 72 months ago
They can in my country.
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- BruceLv 72 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.
- Steven SLv 72 months ago
If they ask, there is usually a reason.
- SlickterpLv 72 months ago
Yes, they can require ID from every occupant of the vehicle.
- 2 months ago
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- ibu guruLv 72 months ago
For very good reason - the passenger is a witness, so they must get the person's ID & details.
- DavidLv 72 months ago
Yes, if the officer suspects something unlawful.