Tucson, AZ asked in Civil Rights for Arizona

Q: Ima be taking a Uber my bf has warrents but I want him to go if we get pulled do we have to give police his name

He has many warrents an we don’t wanna risk him going with me to the er if he could potentially get arrested if we’re stopped so can we refuse to give his name or what would happen

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: If you are stopped by the police while traveling with your boyfriend, the situation can become complex due to his outstanding warrants. If the police have a reason to identify everyone in the vehicle, they may ask for identification from both of you. While as a passenger, he isn't automatically required to provide identification, the presence of warrants could change the scenario.

Refusing to give his name may arouse suspicion and could lead to further investigation by the officers. If they discover his identity and find the warrants, they are likely to arrest him on the spot. It's important to be aware that misleading the police or obstructing their investigation can lead to legal complications for both of you.

Consider the risks involved in traveling with someone who has outstanding warrants. The potential for an encounter with law enforcement always exists, and such encounters can escalate quickly if warrants are involved.

If your boyfriend needs to resolve his legal issues, it may be wise for him to address his warrants. Seeking legal advice from a lawyer could be a beneficial step for him to understand his options and obligations. Remember, dealing with outstanding legal matters sooner rather than later can prevent more serious complications down the road.

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