Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2022 Lesson 10: Caselaw Update
This lesson provides guidance to Iowa law enforcement officers on the following topics:
Is an out-of-state medical marijuana registry identification card a valid prescription or order that constitutes a defense to a possession of marijuana charge in Iowa?
What factors show consent to a search, and does the Iowa Constitution protect a right to be advised of a right to refuse a search?
Will briefly crossing the fog line on a roadway provide reasonable suspicion to justify a vehicle stop for operating while intoxicated?
May an officer stop the operator of a utility vehicle (UTV) without first having reasonable suspicion of criminal activity or probable cause of a traffic violation?
When does the possibility of an imminent destruction of evidence justify an officer’s warrantless entry and search of a suspect’s home?