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Can You Detain for a Fake ID?

CAN YOU DETAIN A PERSON FOR FALSE ID? This question comes from an officer in Iowa.  Can a person be detained if they give you a false name during a consensual encounter? You’re having a consensual contact and you ask the person to provide their name and date of birth.   They give you a name […]

Detention for Criminal Trespass

Here is our next question:  Can police detain someone to issue a criminal trespass warning if they leave the location after being warned? I’ll explain what’s kind of going on here.  This officer is in Texas.  He asks:  If a business owner or homeowner has told a subject to leave their property, and that subject […]

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