An attached deck or porch is considered IN the place of abode.
Originally Posted by Orphan
35 Wn. App. 96, STATE v. HALEY
AUTHOR OF MAJORITY OPINION: Green, J.-
Kevin M. Haley, a juvenile, appeals his conviction for intimidation with a deadly weapon under RCW 9.41.270(1). The dispositive question is whether Kevin's display of a BB gun while standing on a deck attached to his home was "in his place of abode" and came within an exception to this statute. RCW 9.41.270(3)(a). Kevin contends the deck was a part of his abode and the charge was therefore invalid. We reverse.
And for those who feel their yard should apply, well it doesn't
118 Wn. App. 480, State v. Smith
A backyard does not satisfy the place of abode exception under RCW 9.41.270.«8» Accordingly, we affirm Smith's conviction.
COLEMAN and KENNEDY, JJ., concur.
This is not to say one would be in violation of law carrying their firearm in hand or out of case from and to their vehicle, it could under some circumstances lead to difficulties.