Open Door Policy

Boone County, Iowa.  Attorney Matt Lindholm recently represented a client facing multiple drug charges following an investigation for a motorist who ran off the road and through the field.  Officers responded the clients house to investigate the failure to maintain control.  When the client answered the door he asked to be able to put some shoes on and went back in the house to do so.  The investigating officer decided to follow the client into the house without his permission and observed narcotics forming the basis of the charge.  This entry was illegal and after attorney Lindholm filed a motion to suppress challenging the legality of the officer’s entry into the house all charges except the minor traffic violations were dismissed.