Stubborn little thing!
You should read the whole piece because it pissed off the LEO and the judge, cost the county $4,500 to keep her and she still won't give her name after being released. The FBI ran her prints and said she wasn't wanted so I am assuming they know her identity but no one is saying it out loud.
It seems they think she served enough time and learned her lesson, I'm thinking they got tired of it costing them money.
Close to a dozen members of a local advocacy group against what they consider to be the misapplication of federal and state law waited outside the Carroll County Detention Center to greet a woman released Tuesday morning who had been arrested after failing to identify herself after a routine traffic stop in June.
During her time at the detention center, the woman continued to refuse to identify herself, claiming it was her Fifth Amendment right.
Bob Kurland, a member of the Westminster-based Save-A-Patriot Fellowship — a group claiming it is intent on ensuring that law is accurately interpreted and appropriately enforced — questioned the court's refusal to release the woman, who became known as Jane Doe, sooner because of her choice to invoke the Constitution.
"Do you believe she is John Dillinger, public enemy No. 1?" said Kurland, who along with other members of the group refused to identify Doe. "How can you be held for exercising your Fifth Amendment rights?"
However, police, prosecutors and a law professor considered to be an expert on the Fifth Amendment contend that refusing to identify yourself to law enforcement isn't protected by the Constitution.
"If that were the case, no one would ever have to provide information, and we would have burglars and robbers and people running all over the place not knowing who they were," Carroll County State's Attorney Brian DeLeonardo said Tuesday.
Essentially, the Fifth Amendment "protects criminal defendants from having to testify if they might incriminate themselves through the testimony," according to the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University.
Doe, who continues to refuse to identify herself even after being released from jail, was arrested June 27 after she failed to stop for a Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy for a tail light that was out.
Doe, who spoke with the Times on Tuesday afternoon after her release but continued to refuse identifying herself, said she saw lights close behind her but "didn't know what it was," so she proceeded at a steady pace. When the trooper made contact with her at a traffic light, she refused to identify herself and had to be forceably removed from her vehicle, according to court documents. She was charged with failure to obey a lawful command, resisting arrest and obstructing an investigation, according to electronic court documents.
Because of her continued refusal to identify herself, neither the Sheriff's Office nor the State's Attorney's Office believed it was prudent to immediately release her, according to Sheriff Jim DeWees.
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