The Amendment Of A Home

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In the world of which The Constitution and its Amendments must be followed, there has been great debate on whether a dog that is trained to sniff out certain smells such as narcotics, is considered a search prohibited by the Fourth Amendment, but what could be said if the place a dog sniff is done, is the outside of a home. A home, is a place that a person believes they have the most protection because that is where a person resides, but the question of whether the outside of a home holds the same protection can be debated back and forth. It is of great importance though, in the case of future discussion, to know if the outside of a home is protected under the fourth amendment from a dog sniff or whether it isn’t. To answer the question at…show more content…
A person to be secure in their home “would be of little practical value if the State 's agents could stand in a home 's porch or side garden and trawl for evidence with impunity; the right to retreat would be significantly diminished if the police could enter a man 's property to observe his repose from just outside the front window” (Flordia v. Jardines, 2013). In other words what would be the point of the inside of a home holding fourth amendment protections if the outside of a home held no protections and an officer could just lurk around and look inside a home in efforts to find evidence without a warrant; with this being said, it is safe to assume that the immediate areas surrounding a home holds fourth amendment protection and is secure against a dog sniff because a sniffer dog is a dog trained to use its sense of smell to “detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, or blood” (Wikipedia, n.d.) that can be hidden inside the home. When an officer brings a companion, in this case a dog, for the purpose of finding evidence, to the outside of person’s home, a fourth Amendment violation has occurred. The problem isn’t the dog sniff itself, the problem is when an officer trespasses into a person’s property, in which society feels they have fourth amendment protection, with a trained dog in efforts to find evidence. A dog sniff itself can be used in public places or borders for public safety, but it is
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