People v. ChamaguaAnnotate this Case
The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence, holding that a consensual encounter between a police officer and a citizen did not implicate the Fourth Amendment. The court held that a reasonable and innocent person in defendant's position would have felt free to go. In this case, the encounter with the deputies was consensual to the point where defendant admitted to having an illegal pipe. After defendant admitted he possessed illegal contraband, the officer had reasonable suspicion to detain and search him.