TX9: Def abandoned trailer he was living in along with all its contents

Defendant and his family were living in a trailer they abandoned. After a broken water line inside, the trailer and contents were damaged, and they moved out, apparently never to return. When the owner found the trailer, there was mold inside. He called defendant who said he was “working on” coming to get his stuff but never did. The owner cleaned it out, found defendant’s laptop and took it. He turned it on and found child pornography and turned it over to the police. The trial court did not err in finding it abandoned. Defendant demonstrated no reasonable expectation of privacy in the trailer or the computer. Akins v. State, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 1704 (Tex. App. – Beaumont Mar. 6, 2019).

CI’s two controlled buys close in time to issuance of the search warrant was probable cause. People v. Syphrett, 2019 NY Slip Op 01536, 2019 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1500 (1st Dept. Mar. 5, 2019).*

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