Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2019 Lesson 06: 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, if a person is suspected of OWI, when and under what circumstances does that person have a right to make telephone calls to a family member or an attorney?
When investigating private real property, which portion of the property is considered the “curtilage” and thereby subject to privacy protection?
What evidence is sufficient to prove that a person was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated?
When will an officer be entitled to qualified immunity for using force against a plaintiff who ignores the officer’s commands?
When might evidence obtained pursuant to a search warrant be suppressed?