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Car Stop by a Police Officer: Unlawful if License Tag is Valid, which Officer states he did not see

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Car stops are a frequent means of police investigation, which lead to arrests for the possession of narcotics, firearms, and other contraband. If the traffic stop is unlawful, the Constitution states that what the police found in the car is not admissible in court, and thus typically the criminal charges of possession are dismissed. A recent California decision further defines the extent of justification officers need for a lawful car stop, and provides an argument for Southern California Criminal Attorneys to suppress improperly obtained evidece.A recent California Court Of Appeal decision dealt with the issue of a police officer who testified that he stopped a vehicle because it had an expired license tag, and that he didn Tagged as: counterfeit goods pc 350, dui drunk driving defense vc 23152, probation and sentencing laws


Law Blog on January 21, 2008 at 7:52 p.m. wrote: All criminal law enforcement agencies are subject to constitutional requirements, whether they are investigating infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. GL on January 17, 2008 at 4:23 a.m. wrote: I noticed in researching LA traffic courts that some of the practices being perpetrated by the police and the courts are questionable. Do these courts have to follow constitutional law if there is no jail time involved? like infractions?

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Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin is a licensed attorney, who has been involved in criminal trial work and pretrial litigation since 1994. Before becoming partner in Eisner Gorin LLP, Mr. Gorin was a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles Courts for more than ten years. As a criminal tri...


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