What is the test for a motion to suppress?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Deck, G057168 (Cal. App. 2020):

findings. In reviewing the trial court's ruling on a motion to suppress, we defer to the trial court's findings of fact, both express and implied, if supported by substantial evidence, but independently apply the pertinent legal principles to those facts to determine whether the motion should have been granted. (People v. Carter (2005) 36 Cal.4th 1114, 1140.)

1. Factual Background

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