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Does an Officer’s Observations of Tinted Windows Provide Requisite Reasonable Suspicion to Justify a Stop?

In People v. Butler, the court reversed appellant’s conviction for transporting cocaine, because the arresting officer lacked reasonable suspicion to stop appellant’s vehicle due to tinted windows. The court “disagreed with the People’s suggestion that seeing someone lawfully driving with tinted glass raises a reasonable suspicion of illegality such that a reasonable inquiry is justified.” (People v. Butler, 202 Cal.App.3d 602, 1998)

It is important to discuss with your attorney the circumstances of the stop of your vehicle. Know your rights and protect your freedom.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime in California, contact the experienced Orange County criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839 or www.wklaw.com for a consultation of your case. We can help you.

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