Docket No. 6824.

267 Cal.App.2d 662 (1968)

73 Cal. Rptr. 359

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JAMES PAUL VAN SANDEN, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Two.

November 26, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas C. Lynch, Attorney General, Robert R. Granucci and John F. Henning, Jr., Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Jerome C. Durham, Public Defender, Robert I. Conn and Harold J. Truett, Deputy Public Defenders for Defendant and Respondent.


The People appeal from an order granting defendant's motion under section 995 of the Penal Code to dismiss an information charging him with possession of marijuana.

On August 12, 1967, Officer MacNeil of Fairfax observed an old van with psychedelic painting on it making a turn onto Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. From his position, he could not see any front license plate, so he stopped the van because of the supposed lack thereof. However, without...

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