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Case No. 16-1720

State of Iowa
v.
Terry Lee Coffman

Terry Coffman seeks further review after the court of appeals affirmed his conviction for operating while intoxicated. Coffman argues the public servant doctrine of the community caretaking exception does not allow an officer to effectuate the seizure of the occupants of a vehicle that is lawfully parked on the shoulder of the road with no discernable signs of distress. Coffman further argues article 1, section 8 of the Iowa Constitution provides greater protections from the public servant doctrine than the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

County:
Story
Trial Court Case No.:
OWCR053823

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Terry Lee Coffman

Attorneys for Appellee

Kevin Cmelik

Attorneys for Appellant

Matthew T. Lindholm

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Mar 06, 2018 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
16-1720
Date Published:
Jun 22, 2018
Date Amended:
Sep 06, 2018

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
16-1720
Date Published:
Aug 02, 2017

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Jan 17, 2018

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