Motion to Suppress in an Infraction – What Happens?

In the following summary of a San Diego case for underage possession of alcohol in a public place, San Diego police officers stopped two college-aged girls and poured out clear liquid from plastic bottles labeled Arrowhead and Brisk. The police then issued tickets and the girls later each filed a motion to suppress evidence, which the People did not oppose in writing or even show up in court to oppose. Instead, the People sent the two police officers who issued the citations. The court granted the motions and dismissed the cases. The People appealed. To read more on how the case was ultimately treated, please click on the following link –

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