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What are my rights at a US customs highway check point (not

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What are my rights at a US customs highway check point (not at a border)? Am I required by law or any statute to state my citizenship? Am I required to show any identification, answer any questions, submit to a search, or otherwise be detained?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 2 years ago.
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They can detain you briefly. You are required to show your license and registration. You are not required to state whether or not you are a citizen, to answer any questions that would incriminate you, or submit to a search unless they have probable cause or your consent.