Can Police Officer Demand Identification From Passengers in Motor Vehicle Traffic Violation?

A police officer in Massachusetts can demand identification from passengers in a car that has been pulled over for a traffic violation. According to Massachusetts law, a police officer may request identification from anyone in the vehicle if they have reasonable suspicion to believe that person is involved in criminal activity. The driver of the vehicle is required to provide their name, address, and license to the officer upon request, but passengers are not required to provide identification unless the officer has reasonable suspicion that they are involved in criminal activity. In terms of passengers’ rights, they have the right
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