Jurisdiction: Anywhere United States
Valid driver license is provided during the stop, along with insurance and registration as required by the traffic code.
Fifth Amendment provides a right against self incrimination. The law legally obligates a person to poses a driver license to operate a vehicle. Other than presenting a valid driver license, is a person required to answer any questions asked by a police officer?
I am driving in Dallas, Texas. I exceed speed limit by five miles. A police officer pulls me over for speeding. He approaches the window and asks for my ID. I provide a valid driver licence.
The Officer Asks me: Where are you coming from? Where are you going to? Have you had something to drink? Etc...
I respond: I am only required to provide you with a valid driver license. I do not have to answer any of your questions.
I remain silent.
I have broken no law. Right?
Further, if police officer calls for back up, and searches my vehicle over my vociferous objections, I would have a valid §1983 Complaint for "unlawful search and seizure."
Is my understanding correct?