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I was walking to my vehicle outside my bussiness with my 90

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i was walking to my vehicle outside my bussiness with my 90 year old mother and husband and the police officer asked myhusband for his id is this legal?
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: massachucettes this worries me
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no they told us they were looking for someone
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Roger replied 3 months ago.

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Generally, a police officer can never compel you to identify yourself without reasonable suspicion to believe you’re involved in illegal activity. So, if you're asked for ID, you can ask why and whether you're being detained. If there is no answer that a crime has been committed, it is not likely that the request has to be followed.