Am I Required to Carry Identification?

The short answer is no, there is no legal requirement to carry identification with you at all times. However, as a practical matter, I would advise everyone to carry valid photographic identification at all times. Also, for purposes of verification, I would suggest that the identification be issued through the Department of Motor Vehicles, or some other government-sanctioned program, such …

What Should I Do If Police Stop My Car?

Being Pulled over by the police can evoke a number of emotions – – fear, frustration, anger, etc.  However, there are a number of suggestions that I can recommend in order to make the encounter as smooth as possible, regardless of the reason for the stop.  A word of explanation before continuing.  The police may or may not be correct …

What Should I Do If Police Stop Me in the Street?

Being stopped by police can evoke a number of emotions – – fear, frustration, anger, etc.  However, there are a number of suggestions that I can recommend in order to make the encounter as smooth as possible, regardless of the reason for the stop.  A word of explanation before continuing.  The police may or may not be correct for stopping …