In California, am I required to show my ID to police (if requested)?

In California, am I required to show my ID to police (if requested)?

For no apparent reason or probable cause. ("random")

This is a state to state issue.

Please PROVIDE EVIDENCE AND DO NOT GUESS.

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  • 3 years ago

    California Id Requirements

  • 4 years ago

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    Source(s): Vehicle History Report Search : http://VehicleHistory.siopu.com/?FlIq
  • Rose
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    4 years ago

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    Alan is correct. Although the Hiible case said that at law requiring a person who is lawfully detained to identify himself would be constitutional, California has no such law. The officer was simply flat-out wrong in claiming that you signed anything which requires you to show ID to the police upon demand. Of course, you have to carry your driver's license when driving, but that is a different issue. In general you do not have to provide ID, even if lawfully detained. (If the police have grounds to believe an adult has committed a crime, a refusal to provide identification could result in an arrest for the suspected crime, rather than a citation.) Note, however, that being out past curfew is a crime, and is usually a misdemeanor offense. The laws permitting a juvenile to be taken into custody are broader than those applicable to adults. So although he was being a bit of a putz under your statement of facts, it does not appear that he necessarily did anything illegal.

  • 5 years ago

    The previous page is WRONG on most answers... Here's the LAW. You are not required to show ID or ID yourself if asked by a police officer unless they suspect you of a crime. And how to find this out? ASK!! What crime do you suspect me of committing? If they have a REASONABLE SUSPICION you have or are committing a crime you must ID yourself. If they say because I asked. Than say NO and give them Brown V. Texas :does not allow you to stop and demand a persons ID. And unless you have reasonable suspicion I'm committing a crime you can't detain a citizen. Delaware V Prouce : KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

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    4 years ago

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    In California, am I required to show my ID to police (if requested)?

    In California, am I required to show my ID to police (if requested)?

    For no apparent reason or probable cause. ("random")

    This is a state to state issue.

    Please PROVIDE EVIDENCE AND DO NOT GUESS.

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  • 6 years ago

    I think, I do not know. If you are driving a vehicle, yes you are required to show ID. If you are walking down the street, you are not required to show ID or identify yourself. If you don't show ID when walking, they can make it difficult for you and can bring you in until proven who you are. The problem is, if you are walking and identify yourself, then they do the search for warrants and can arrest you for a warrant. If you don't ID yourself while walking, they can't do a warrant check.

  • 1 decade ago

    That is national. It is against the law to follow the orders of a police officer. Including providing ID when requested.

    This not only applies to the driver but if requested the passengers must show ID too.

    • Tom5 years agoReport

      And stupid, a bad combination.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    in most states NO, always ask why or if something is wrong,however should you not have it and it's requested then you could be charged for vagrancy, most states require persons of atleast 16yrs of age to have id

    Source(s): MD ANNOTATED CODE
    • 5 years agoReport

      Just like I always knew, we basically live in a police state, you have the right to not show your ID, but a cop will go fishing to write you up for something if u don't bow down. All of this under the false promise that it's to keep the public safety. Reminds me of the guys with the red arm bands...

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Thats a good question I hope you'll get some reasonable answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    depends on de circumstance of course...if u get pulled over u gotta show ur driver licence...or if u wanna go into a Disco or adult place u gotta show ID or if u want to buy tobacco products or alcoholic beverages...u can't refuse to show ID under those situations or get rdy to get kicked out or go to jail .

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