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Case No. 20-1423

State of Iowa
Brianna Sue Watson

Brianna Watson appeals from a district court ruling denying her motion to dismiss on speedy indictment grounds. Watson argues the speedy indictment clock started to run from the date she was issued citations in lieu of arrest, pursuant to Iowa Code section 805.1(4). She further argues the COVID-19 pandemic alone cannot constitute good cause for the State’s failure to comply with the speedy indictment requirements of Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.33(2)(a) when this court already allowed for the pandemic and its impact on court services by extending the speedy indictment deadline from 45 days to 60 days.



State of Iowa


Brianna Sue Watson

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden

Attorneys for the Appellant

Robert W. Winterton
Judith M. O’Donohoe

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Oct 21, 2021 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 18, 2022
Date Amended:
Apr 08, 2022

Other Information

Date Retained:
Aug 31, 2021
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