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Case No. 19-0290

State of Iowa
Justin Lee Erdman


State of Iowa


Justin Lee Erdman

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Colin McCormack

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Gregory D. Brandt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (7 pages)

            Justin Erdman appeals the denial of his motion to suppress following his criminal convictions.  He challenges the constitutionality of a search of his vehicle following a traffic stop.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review, we conclude the search was supported by exigent circumstances coupled with probable cause and was therefore reasonable, which is all that is constitutionally required.  As such, we affirm the denial of Erdman’s motion to suppress and his convictions.

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