Trashed But Not Forsaken

April 10, 2014

  • 349 Searches and Seizures
  • 349I In General
  • 349k25 Persons, Places and Things Protected
  • 349k28 k. Abandoned, Surrendered, or Disclaimed Items.

349 Searches and SeizuresIn the context of a warrantless search, it is unreasonable for police officers to assume that a poorly maintained home is an abandoned home; there is no “trashy house” exception to the warrant requirement.

United States v. Harrison, 389 F.3d 301 (2nd Cir. 2004)

Suggested by Ben Frisch, Senior Attorney Editor; Thomson Reuters; Eagan, Minn.