United States Seventh Circuit

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U.S. v. Mendoza, 05-2681

Denial of motion to suppress evidence is affirmed where the defendant did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy in a car parked in an unattached garage next to his residence after his statements to police created probable cause that the vehicle was subject to seizure and civil forfeiture.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/01/2005
  • Decided 02/23/2006
  • Published 02/23/2006


  • BAUER, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and BAUER and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Kenneth M. Hays (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, South Bend, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Michael Unger (argued), Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.