This will vary from state to state. In WV there's no law that I can find but I did find a ruling. A person was convicted for obstruction for not providing their proper name to a cop. The cop was looking for someone he had a warrant for. Anyway it was turned over by the Supreme Court of Appeals.That seems absurd. So basically at all times I need to give my name whenever asked to dispel any suspicion that they could fabricate to run my name? But I may use my 5th amendment right at times? I was always under the impression that unless an actual crime can be presented that I am involved in or have committed that I do not have to provide ANY IDENTIFICATION. Otherwise, they could literally make anything up for anyone to "legally" check everyone out. Thanks again, I understand how frustrating someone like me can be with questions, I just see so much conflicting info. Cheers!
But In this case of me legally openly carrying that alone is technically not considered suspicious activit
In the court's written opinion "a law enforcement officer has (to) communicated the reason why the citizen's name is being sought in relation to the officer's official duties.