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Appeals on Wheels takes search case to Indianapolis high school

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Questions of whether evidence should be suppressed in a marijuana possession case will be heard in an Appeals on Wheels oral argument Tuesday afternoon at Lawrence North High School.

The Court of Appeals panel of Presiding Judge Ezra Friedlander and Judges Mark Bailey and Cale Bradford will hear the appeal of misdemeanor convictions of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia in a Hancock County case, Duane Jadrich v. State of Indiana, 32A04-1302-CR-67.

On appeal, Jadrich claims evidence should have been suppressed because police found marijuana only after entering a fenced-in backyard where a sign directed visitors to use the front door, and because other evidence was found after police told him he could consent to a search or a warrant would be obtained. Jadrich also claims his home was searched while he was in custody and that police failed to tell him he had a right to consult an attorney.

The argument will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 7802 Hague Road.


 

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

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