Tuckerton, NJ asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: If I was to be in a vehicle that was pulled over and I have no ID on .e such as my green card or anything, what happen?

I am legally allowed to be here but no documents or ID on me during the stop. If I was only a passnager and not the driver, what can happen? Would they detain me?

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You could be ticketed for several different offenses from unlicensed driver to failure to show documents.

Carl Shusterman agrees with this answer

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: As a passenger, you are not required to carry an identification document.

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Milltown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You can be detained if there's probable cause of criminal activity. So if there's marijuana in the car for example that's enough for them to arrest you even though it's not on you or next to you. In court you may get it dismissed but they'll have the PC to detain you.

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