ME: DEP could enter open fields to inspect composting operation

The state Department of Environmental Protection sought an injunction against the livestock business to get it to stop denying access to the business property for inspection of its composting operation. Because the area to be inspected was open fields, the company has no real reasonable expectation of privacy in it, and the inspections will be permitted. There are no buildings or enclosures there. State v. Dubois Livestock, Inc., 2017 ME 223, 2017 Me. LEXIS 249 (Dec. 7, 2017).

The officer had probable cause to arrest defendant for DUI based on observations despite defendant passing a field sobriety test. State v. Riggins, 2017 Del. Super. LEXIS 641 (Dec. 7, 2017).*

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