What Are Illegal Tinted Windows (Vehicle Code § 26708.5)?

One of the most common pretextual reasons that a police officer uses to make a traffic stop to search someone suspected of other crimes (i.e. possession of a controlled substance, sales of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property, DUI, etc.) is to stop someone for “illegal tinted windows.”  What is legally required to violate this Vehicle Code section?  What are the defenses?  Click on the following link to read more about this law.


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