A store asks me to open my bag. What are my rights?
Customers have the right to say no, said Lewis Katz, a Case Western Reserve University law professor and author of "Know Your Rights." That's why store employees and security guards usually ask permission. Security guards are allowed to search you without a warrant in three specific instances, said Jennifer Brindisi, a spokeswoman for Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann. That's at the border, in the airport and before entering private property. Otherwise, unless you're prepared to take a stand, it's easier to comply, ACLU Ohio Director Jeff Gamso said.
Can police force you to present your driver's license?
If you are not driving a car, Katz and the ACLU believe that police cannot demand a driver's license.
Looks like Mr. Righi was right.