Why was I required to give a town code enforcer my ID or face arrest?

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Why was I required to give a town code enforcer my ID or face arrest?

Town code enforcer comes to business where I am a manager. He informed me that the signs were in violation and asked me for my driver’s license. I told him I would rather not produce it. He said that if I didn’t produce it he’d have me arrested. He the called the police and the officer said to give the code enforcer my driver’s license. I asked the officer what crime I was commiting or was being investigated? He placed me under arrest for failure to identify.

Asked on June 19, 2012 under Criminal Law, Indiana

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country an individual is required to provide law enforcement upon proper request his or her identification papers such as a driver's license or a United States passport. If the person refuses without just cause, law enforcement is authorized to arrest that person and take him or her into custody as in your case.

I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney about your matter.


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