I was driving in NJ with a friend and he was pulled over for an illegal turn. The police checked his license and registration and started questioning me about how do I know him and asked for my license.
Yes the police are allowed to ask these questions and for ID.
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Yes, they can, but if you have any doubts, you can always refuse and see what happens. No matter how many ways you ask the question, the answer is still the same.
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And then you must identify yourself including showing your ID.
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Were you charged with anything? If not, it doesn't really matter. IF yes, then it may be an issue as to why and how they questioned you
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