Iowa Legal Update
2019 Lesson 08: Legal Update
This is an online, Iowa-specific legal studies course. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to Iowa law enforcement officers regarding the following questions:
When will officers have reasonable suspicion to stop a vehicle for suspected narcotics trafficking?
When will misleading statements in a warrant affidavit invalidate the warrant?
What evidence will provide probable cause to search a house for suspected narcotics trafficking?
Do officers with probable cause to make an arrest face any civil liability if their motivation for the arrest is retaliation for the person’s speech?
When a driver suspected of DWI is unconscious and cannot be given a breath test, may an officer obtain a warrantless blood draw from the driver?