Monroe, MI asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Michigan

Q: Is it illegal to refuse to give your i.d. to police if you haven't committed a crime in the state of Mi. When is it a c

Is it a crime to wear a winter ski mask outside on a public sidewalk during the day in Virginia and Michigan

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You must stop and identify yourself to police when requested; it is a crime in itself not to do so or to provide false information. If you do not, the police can detain you until your identity can be ascertained.

As to the ski mask in public, walking down the street may not be an issue, but if a police officer has reasonable suspicion that you are up to something, again, they can detain you.

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