In compiling a list of laws for some upcoming road trips, I've noticed something about a vast majority of S&I laws in those states which have them.
Of the 20-some-odd states I'll be passing through about 60-70% had S&I laws, and about 80% of THOSE
laws were written in such a way as to include the requirements of a 'Terry' stop. (I think there were 2 that did not...maybe 3)
Specifically, the officer MUST
suspect that the subject of the stop "Has committed, is committing, or is about to commit"
a crime/infraction/violation/whatever term that state uses in order to invoke the requirement to identify oneself.
This means that if the officer does NOT
have RAS for the stop, then it is NOT a crime/offence/whatever
to refuse to identify yourself.
It would be adnvantagous to research your home state and determine just WHEN
you truly are
required to provide ID.