People v. Stanislawski – Case Brief Summary (California)

In People v. Stanislawski (1986) 180 Cal. App. 3d 748, the court held the defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in a campsite on adjoining property and his disclaimer of proprietary or possessory interest in the area searched and the items seized precluded him from challenging the legality of the search. ( Id. at pp. 756-757.) The court said: "It is settled law that a disclaimer of proprietary or possessory interest in the area searched or the evidence discovered terminates the legitimate expectation of privacy over such area or items." ( Id. at p. 757.)