Category Archives: Nighttime search

AK: Midnight “trooper sniff” on the curtilage near def’s front door violated Jardines

Alaska State Troopers creeped down defendant’s driveway in a police car to the front of her house at midnight for a “trooper sniff,” smelling marijuana. This entry onto the curtilage was even more intrusive than Jardines because it was at … Continue reading

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CA8: Where driveway encircles house and car parked in back, curtilage not violated

Officers did not violate the curtilage by driving down a road looking for somebody when they came upon a house with a driveway that went around it, and the only car was parked behind it. They parked there and encountered … Continue reading

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WY: No prejudice from this violation of nighttime search rule; GFE also applies

The state violated the nighttime search rule by executing this search warrant at 10:18 pm rather than before 10 pm, but the officers claimed not to know the exact time. There was no showing in the search warrant papers for … Continue reading

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