Iowa Legal Update
2020 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:
Under Iowa Code section 804.20, what statements by a person are a “request” for a telephone call to an attorney or family member? How should officers respond to such a request?
Does a lawful residential search warrant authorize the seizure and search of a person who left the residence before officers arrived to conduct the search?
What quality and quantity of evidence will provide probable cause to support a search warrant?
Does an unlicensed driver in possession of a rental car have Fourth Amendment protection in the car?
If a first pat-down search of a suspect does not reveal any evidence, when may an officer perform a second pat-down search of the same suspect?
Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.