Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2023 Lesson 3: Sovereign Citizens
This lesson provides guidance for law enforcement officers on the following topics:
How did the sovereign citizens movement begin?
What are common beliefs of those who belong to sovereign citizens groups?
What are common “paper” crimes committed by individuals who are associated with sovereign citizens groups?
What other crimes do sovereign citizens commonly commit?
How can a law enforcement officer recognize that he or she has encountered a sovereign citizen?