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People v. Stier, D051505

Conviction for transportation of methamphetamine is reversed where: 1) certain evidence should have been suppressed because the prosecution did not establish that the handcuffing of the driver was reasonably necessary to the detention; and 2) the prosecution did not establish the driver's subsequent consent to be searched was voluntary.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/05/2008
  • Published 11/05/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Asst. Atty. Gen., Gary W. Schons, Asst. Atty. Gen., James D. Dutton and Alana Cohen Butler, Deputy Attys. Gen., for Plaintiff and Respondent., Appellate Defenders, Inc. and Lizabeth Weis, San Diego, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.
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