Sacramento, CA: Despite Officer Admitted Error, Judge Rules Traffic Stop, Arrest Lawful

Defense Attorney Jesse Ortiz argued Friday here in Sacramento County Superior Court in his motion to suppress evidence obtained at a traffic stop that an officer’s mistake led to the stop being “unreasonable and unlawful.”

Judge Helena Gweon of Sacramento County Superior Court denied the motion.

The suppression hearing regarded evidence obtained at a traffic stop involving Antonio Amador, who has been charged with unlawful possession of a gun by a felon.

Defense Attorney Ortiz filed the suppression motion to contest the traffic stop that resulted in the defendant’s arrest, asserting that “the stop of Mr. Amador was unreasonable and unlawful.”