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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2024 Lesson 2: Caselaw Update


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This lesson provides guidance for law enforcement officers on the following topics:

  • Does a tinted license plate cover that obscures the letters and numbers on the plate violate Iowa law?

  • When has an individual been “seized” under the Fourth Amendment?

  • When can a trespass be charged as a hate crime?

  • What evidence is sufficient to show that a defendant has understood the Miranda warnings and has validly waived his or her Miranda rights?

  • What evidence is sufficient to show a defendant possessed a firearm as a felon?

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