Charges dismissed against Alexander Sorto

The charges were dismissed in the West Justice Center against my client Alexander Sorto. The court heard my motion to suppress evidence pursuant to Penal Code section 1538.5. The court ruled the observation and statements of two Costa Mesa Police officers would be suppressed due to a violation of my client’s Constitutional right to be free from illegal seizures and searches. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced they “were unable to proceed” as a result of the court’s ruling. That resulted in the dismissal of a charge of battery on a police officer [Penal Code section 243b] and three counts of delaying or resisting a police officer [Penal Code section 148a]. Read the story here: sta-mesa-cop-7317262