A cop arrested me for me refusing to show him my ID at a bar. Will I win in court?

Asked about 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

A cop arrested me for me refusing to show him my ID at a bar. Will I win in court?

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  1. Greg Thomas Hill

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    Answered . The answer is no based on the facts you gave. The officer will fabricate those facts later to justify the arrest and charges.

  2. Aaron Scott Hill

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    Answered . It is unlawful to obey a reasonable request from a law enforcement officer. In a bar, the officer is well within his rights to ask for ID to establish your legal presence in the premises. If you were indeed driving the same answer applies.

    Every legal matter is fact specific, and there are often nuances in every case. This is intended for comment only,... more
  3. Maltaise E Cini

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    Answered . Without knowing all the facts of the case it is impossible for anyone to say whether or not you will win the case.

  4. Hudson Thomas Bair

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    Answered . Probably not, if you were in an establishment that has a minimum age, law enforcement can ask for identification to prove your that you were lawfully present.

  5. Christopher Irvin Simser

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    Answered . It is unlikely you will win in court. There would seem to be a readily apparent reason why an officer would ask you for an ID in a bar.

  6. Cambria L Lisonbee

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    Answered . What are you being charged with?

  7. Gerald R Stahl

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    Answered . I believe that you were likely asked for ID to verify your age at a bar. I'm just unsure what the charge would be in your case. Minor attempting to posses alcohol? Anyway, not enough facts here to intelligently answer the question. Although I do believe the cop can ask for you for ID to verify age. Good Luck!

  8. Samuel Cohen

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    Answered . You have not set forth enough facts. This is posted under DUI. Were you charged with DUI? Disorderly conduct? Public drunkeness?

    The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. I am... more
  9. Michael Stewart Phillips

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    Answered . Not without a lawyer if the cop had a reason to be there asking for identification.

  10. Andrew Raymond Lynch

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    Answered . Please provide more information.

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