Many people are uncertain about how to behave around a police officer, including what information they are required to provide, and what information can be withheld.
In general, it’s advisable to be tight-lipped when talking to law enforcement until you have an attorney present to make sure that your rights are protected. That said, there’s certain information you’re required to provide, and failure to do so can result in criminal charges under Texas statute, “Offenses Against Public Administration.”
Whatever the context, police frequently ask people to provide their name, address, and date of birth. Only under certain contexts are you actually required to provide this information, but giving false information is always considered a criminal offense.
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