Friday, May 27, 2016

"No Trespassing" Signs Will Not Keep Cops Out

United States v. Carloss, 2016 WL 929663 (10th Cir. March 11, 2016): “No Trespassing” signs did not revoke the implied license granted to any citizen, including police officers, to approach a home, knock on the door and ask to speak to the occupants, and thus the officers did not violate the Fourth Amendment by doing so. The trial court’s denial of Mr. Carloss’s motion to suppress evidence found as the result of a consensual encounter with Mr. Carloss after he responded to their knocking was affirmed.