During a traffic stop or any discussion with a police officer, if I request, must they take off their sunglasses?

Asked 10 months ago - Medford, WI

Scenarios such as a bike cop at an event or just being questioned by police at any time. I think that if they ask us to take our glasses off we have to comply, but I'm not sure about the other way around.

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  1. John Scott Swimmer

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    Answered . No. The glasses are actually safety equipment. It is best to be polite you do not have to answer question and may invoke your right to remain silent. But you do have to provide your drivers license if driving, and are required to comply with lawful commands of a police officer. You have a right to ask if you are under arrest and if you can leave.

    This is not intended as legal advice. It is only provided for educational purposes and cannot be relied upon as... more
  2. Jeffrey J. Szczewski

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    Answered . Why on earth would they be required to follow your instructions?

  3. Jeffrey W. Jensen

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    Answered . No.

    This answer is for informational purposes only. By answering this question, no attorney/client relationship is... more
  4. Thomas G. Briody

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    Answered . Cannot imagine why you would do this unless you are hoping to aggravate the officer, draw attention to yourself, and increase your chances for arrest or citation.

    The response I have provided is general in nature, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. My... more
  5. John M. Kaman

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    Answered . No.

  6. Jeffrey P. Kippa

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    Answered . No, do yourself a favor and don't ask.

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