Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

police identify self

Does a state police officer have to identify himself as such when asked. (I had one repeatedly knock at the door of my truck while I was sleeping, I asked time and again who it was as I could not see him.)

Asked on 8/12/07, 11:11 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Law Office Michael E. Hendrickson

Re: police identify self

Not necessarily, at least initially in all situations, depending upon the precise circumstances involved, but more facts would be required as to what

the officer was up to in your particular situation in order to render a credible opinion on this particular issue.

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Answered on 8/13/07, 7:15 am

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