State v. A.P. (Juvenile) (2nd Case) – Dismissed after order granting suppression of evidence)

On May 1, 2019 the State moved to dismiss, and Judge Victor Villarreal ordered the dismissal of the smuggling charges against A.P., a juvenile.  The state alleged that on or about April 30, 2018, A.P. was attempting to smuggle undocumented persons.  Javier Guzman filed a motion to suppress the evidence based on what he believed was an unlawful stop of A.P.’s vehicle by a Texas Trooper.  On March 26, 2019, Javier Guzman had a contested hearing on a motion to suppress.  Judge Villarreal agreed with Guzman’s presentation of evidence, and he ordered the following evidence be suppressed:  (1) any and all tangible evidence seized in connections with the detention and arrest of the Juvenile-Respondent; (2) any and all written or oral statements made by, or obtained from, Juvenile-Respondent in connection with the case; and (3) any and all testimony and evidence, including video recordings, obtained as a result of the detention and arrest of the Juvenile-Respondent.  Leaving the state with no other option, the state moved to dismiss the case.

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