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Case No. 19-0537

State of Iowa
Grason Trever Lansman


State of Iowa


Grason Trever Lansman

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert R. Anderson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Steven P. Van Marel, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (7 pages)

            Grason Lansman appeals his conviction for driving while barred.  He contends the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence gathered during a traffic stop he alleges violated both his federal and state constitutional rights against unlawful seizure.  Lansman argues the stopping officer wrongly believed his older model vehicle violated a rear lighting statute.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the officer made a mistake of fact—and not a mistake of law—we second the district court’s denial of the motion to suppress and affirm Lansman’s conviction.

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