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Case No. 19-0081

State of Iowa
v.
Jaime Enrique Lopez Gonzalez

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Jaime Enrique Lopez Gonzalez

Attorney for the Appellee

Richard Bennett, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Daniel J. Rothman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0081
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Kevin A. Parker, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED FOR A NEW TRIAL.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (9 pages)

            Jaime Lopez Gonzalez appeals his conviction for operating while intoxicated, first offense.  OPINION HOLDS: Lopez Gonzalez argues a statement he made to the arresting state trooper was sufficient to trigger the requirement that the trooper allow him to contact an attorney or family member pursuant to Iowa Code section 804.20 (2017).  We agree and accordingly we find the district court erred by denying his motion to suppress.  Reversed and remanded for new trial.

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