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Friday, May 02, 2014
Ind. Decisions - "Police can’t knock on your door and wait at front steps forever, court holds"
The police are allowed to walk up to a house and knock on the door in an attempt to speak to residents inside. But if no one answers, how long can they stay at the door? Not for as long as 45 minutes, holds the Court of Appeals of Indiana in J.K. v. State. The court bases this conclusion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Florida v. Jardines, which held that a knock-and-talk is permitted by implied social custom but that other steps such as bringing a drug-sniffing dog to the front steps go too far.Some of the comments are also of interest.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 2, 2014 10:58 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions