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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2020 Lesson 08: Legal Update


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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.

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