N.D.Cal.: Parking on the wrong side of the street justifies a traffic stop

Defendant’s car didn’t appear (at first because it was compliant) to have a paper temporary tag. It was also parked on the opposite side of the street where it was facing oncoming traffic in violation of the traffic laws. That alone justified a stop after the officer saw the vehicle pull away. “The existence of a permit also does not dispel concern that the car was parked the wrong way.” The court cites Rodriguez on the potential length of the stop. United States v. Harris, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182890 (N.D. Cal. April 18, 2017).

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