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Bloomberg - Suspects Can Be Forced to Give Names, U.S. Court Says
Police can arrest criminal suspects for refusing to identify themselves, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that puts new limits on constitutional rights.
The justices, voting 5-4, upheld the 2000 misdemeanor conviction of Larry Hiibel, a Nevada man who refused to give his name to a sheriff's deputy investigating a reported assault.
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Since any Police Officer can just look at the license plate on your car and get your name and registration info in minutes from the DMV, not giving your name to them serves no purpose and accomplishes nothing except making them think there may be a reason that you are not cooperating.
Is that right or fair? Possibly not, but that is the way it works.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
[Also, you are read your rights (Veranda), when being placed under arrest, so to say you have the right to remain silent would not apply to a routine traffic type situation.