IN 14.42. Curtilage

Indiana Pattern Jury Instructions – Criminal

CHAPTER 14 DEFINITIONS (effective for crimes committed June 30, 2014 or before)

Instruction No. 14.42. Curtilage.

The term “curtilage” means the land, not necessarily fenced or enclosed, adjoining the dwelling house including buildings used in the conduct of family affairs and domestic purposes. In determining whether an area or building is within the “curtilage” of a dwelling house, two (2) factors are of principle importance:

1.its proximity to the dwelling, and

2.its use in connection with the dwelling for the purpose of conducting family affairs and domestic purposes.