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Case No. 17-0317

State of Iowa
Cody Tyler Smith

Cody Smith seeks further review after the court of appeals affirmed the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence. Smith argues the sparing application of the community caretaking exception may not be expanded to justify seizures absent compelling circumstances necessitating immediate action. He further argues the protections granted under article I, section 8 of the Iowa Constitution should be expanded to limit seizures under the community caretaking exception and to apply the exclusionary rule to evidence obtained after the purpose of the community caretaking exception has been satisfied.

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Cody Tyler Smith

Attorney for the Resister

Thomas E. Bakke

Attorney for the Applicant

Scott A. Michels

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 12, 2018 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 12, 2018

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Jul 19, 2018
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