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Case No. 16-0267

State of Iowa
Michael Scheffert

The State is seeking further review after the court of appeals reversed the appellant’s conviction for possession of marijuana and remanded for further proceedings. The court of appeals determined that because it did not have any evidence the ordinance the appellant allegedly violated had been properly adopted by the conservation board, it must be assumed that the officer made a mistake of law when making the stop. The court further found a mistake of law cannot justify a stop under article I, section 8 of the Iowa Constitution. State v. Coleman, 890 N.W.2d 284 (Iowa 2017).

Black Hawk


State of Iowa


Michael Scheffert

Attorney for the Applicant

Tyler J. Buller

Attorney for the Resister

Thomas J. Viner

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Mar 06, 2018 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 06, 2018
Date Amended:
Jun 14, 2018

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 19, 2017

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Jul 14, 2017

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