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Curtilage Areas

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Curtilage Areas

United States v. Dunn, 480 U.S. 294; 107 S. Ct. 1134; 94 L. Ed. 2d 326; 1987 U.S. LEXIS 1057; 55 U.S.L.W. 4251
Evidence obtained by agents from area surrounding defendant's barn was properly admitted at trial; barn and the area around it lay outside the curtilage of defendant's home.

State v. Campbell, 640 So. 2d 622; 1994 La. App. LEXIS 1575, No. 93-KA-1959 (La.App. 4 Cir, 5/26/94)
A defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the area underneath a house he did not own or rent.

Schneider v. County of San Diego, 28 F.3d 89; 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 28197 [9th Cir. 1994]
Landowner did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the area where his vehicles were located.

California v. Ciraolo, 476 U.S. 207; 106 S. Ct. 1809; 90 L. Ed. 2d 210; 1986 U.S. LEXIS 154; 54 U.S.L.W. 4471
Erection of fence around yard to shield activities did not preclude officer's observations from public vantage point. Defendant's expectation that yard was protected from observation was unreasonable.

United States v. Cardoza-Hinojosa, 140 F.3d 610; 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 8233 [5th Cir. 1998]
Shed provided defendant no reasonable expectation of privacy where the shed was left unattended and did not have a lock.
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