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Do I have to give a police officer my ID in North Carolina?

If I am stopped on the street and asked for my ID in North Carolina, do I have to provide it?

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No, North Carolina is not a "stop and identify" state. You are only required to show a Driver's License when operating a motor vehicle. However, the officer will probably detain you out of spite.

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VickiBankhead

I would think you gave a police officer whatever they asked for.

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yes you do

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I would think U do, if u don't have anything to hide it shouldn't matter

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You certainly do.

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yea unless u want to get arrested

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I should clarify: In this scenario I am not driving a vehicle. Insofar as I understand it, in most states I do not have to provide my ID UNLESS I am arrested. However it's also my understanding that several states are more flexible on this, and I don't know if NC is one of them.
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According to flexyourrights.com: "As of 2008, 24 states had stop-and-identify laws." So I'm trying to see if NC is one of those states. So I should probably open a new question to that effect. Thanks, everyone!
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If I am not breaking any laws or being arrested, I will not produce any information to a officer! My info is my private information or property and there will be NO TRESPASSING! When you give up your info you're already suspect because soon after the officer is looking through his computer system checking to see if you have any warrants.



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You do not have to produce ID to an officer on demand. The exception to this is if your are operating a motor car. The cop will try to get you to show ID. They will say there may be warrant out for you. Lie. If there were an outstanding warrant they would arrest you. They may say you are required to show ID. Lie. This is the USA not Russia we have the right to privacy. We have the right to remain silent. You are not required to speak to the cop. If you have not broken any law they may not arrest you. They can not arrest you for being suspicious. If you look on YouTube you will find many real world videos where the cops have to back down and actually follow the law.
The cops will say if you have nothing to hide then you should show your ID. That is not the point. You have the right to privacy. They may not violate your rights.

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