ID: Old faded “no trespassing” sign that was apparently not prominent wasn’t notice officer couldn’t enter curtilage

Defendant’s argument that his single old and faded “No Trespassing” sign was enough to revoke any implied license to approach his house is rejected. The court leaves open the possibility in a factually more stark case one sign could be enough, but, here, the sign was hard to read in the after-the-fact photographs, on a power pole a distance from the house, and partially blocked by bushes. The officer did not even remember the sign and believed he never saw it (which is possible) but conceded it could have been there. It wasn’t prominent enough to revoke license to enter. State v. Albertson, 2019 Ida. LEXIS 69 (Mar. 28, 2019).

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