LA5: Car in driveway near the street wasn’t on the curtilage

Defendant’s car in the driveway within an hour of the crime enabled the police to look in the windows and see proceeds from the crime inside without violating the curtilage. A search warrant was obtained, and the look was reasonable. State v. Every, 2019 La. App. LEXIS 908 (La. App. 5 Cir. May 23, 2019).

The information withheld from the affidavit for search warrant wasn’t even exculpatory. It was inculpatory, and there is no Franks violation. United States v. Sears, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86144 (D. Colo. May 22, 2019).*

There was probable cause in the affidavit, without even considering the controlled buy that cinches it. Besides that, the good faith exception applied. United States v. Pruitt, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85799 (M.D. Ala. May 22, 2019).*

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