D.N.H.: Long driveway was not curtilage; that was marked by the gate nearer the house

Defendant had a long driveway, and officers drove up the driveway. It was not part of the curtilage. A gate at the end, however, did mark the curtilage. After that, consent to enter was granted. United States v. Smith, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 201063 (D.N.H. Oct. 18, 2017).

Defendant was told he had a right to refuse consent but he testified he felt coerced to sign it. He asked for a lawyer, but he didn’t have a right to have one before consenting. State v. Riedel, 2017-Ohio-8865, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 5301 (8th Dist. Dec. 7, 2017).*

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