10/22 - Indiana Court of Appeals Oral Arguments & CLE Luncheon (Fort Wayne)

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Monday  October 22, 2012 

Indiana Court of Appeals Oral Argument
In Re: Young v. State 20A04‐1112‐CR‐699
The scheduled panel members are Judges Michael P. Barnes, Paul D. Mathias, and Nancy H. Vaidik.

Reasonable Doubt Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder
James Young appeals his conviction for Class D felony domestic battery and Class D felony strangulation following a
jury trial. Young’s wife, the victim, did not testify at trial, but two firefighters and a police officer who had spoken
with her at or near the time of the incidents involved were allowed to testify concerning the substance of the
statements she made to them.
Young presents the following issues for review on appeal: (1) whether the firefighters’ and police officer’s testimony
regarding the victim’s statement to them was a violation of the Confrontation Clause within the Sixth Amendment of
the Constitution of the United States or permissible questioning during an ongoing emergency; (2) whether the trial
court abused its discretion in concluding that the victim’s statement to the police officer, more than 45 minutes
after the incidents, was an excited utterance; and (3) whether there was sufficient evidence to prove that Young
committed the offenses in a child’s physical presence so as to elevate the domestic battery offense to a Class D
felony.

Luncheon Speakers:
  Donald Swanson, Jr., Haller & Colvin P.C.
  Laurie A. Gray, Esq.

Date: Monday, October 22, 2012
Time (local time): 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:30-11:30 am - Oral argument
noon-12:30 pm - Registration/Luncheon
12:30-1:30 pm - CLE Program

Credit hours: 2.0 CLE
Must attend both oral argument and luncheon to receive credit

Cost:
$75 - Appellate Law Section Members
$85 - ACBA Members (non-section members)
$115 - Non-ACBA Members

Note: A $5 charge will be added for walk-ins and reservations received after Oct. 17

Location:
Oral Argument
Allen County Courthouse, 715 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne 46802

CLE Program
Allen County Bar Association, 924 South Calhoun St., Fort Wayne 46802

Provider:
Allen County Bar Association

Contact Information:
Allen County Bar Association
Phone (260) 423-2359
www.allencountybar.org

 

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  1. If real money was spent on this study, what a shame. And if some air-head professor tries to use this to advance a career, pity the poor student. I am approaching a time that i (and others around me) should be vigilant. I don't think I'm anywhere near there yet, but seeing the subject I was looking forward to something I might use to look for some benchmarks. When finally finding my way to the hidden questionnaire all I could say to myself was...what a joke. Those are open and obvious signs of any impaired lawyer (or non-lawyer, for that matter), And if one needs a checklist to discern those tell-tale signs of impairment at any age, one shouldn't be practicing law. Another reason I don't regret dropping my ABA membership some number of years ago.

  2. The case should have been spiked. Give the kid a break. He can serve and maybe die for Uncle Sam and can't have a drink? Wow. And they won't even let him defend himself. What a gross lack of prosecutorial oversight and judgment. WOW

  3. I work with some older lawyers in the 70s, 80s, and they are sharp as tacks compared to the foggy minded, undisciplined, inexperienced, listless & aimless "youths" being churned out by the diploma mill law schools by the tens of thousands. A client is generally lucky to land a lawyer who has decided to stay in practice a long time. Young people shouldn't kid themselves. Experience is golden especially in something like law. When you start out as a new lawyer you are about as powerful as a babe in the cradle. Whereas the silver halo of age usually crowns someone who can strike like thunder.

  4. YES I WENT THROUGH THIS BEFORE IN A DIFFERENT SITUATION WITH MY YOUNGEST SON PEOPLE NEED TO LEAVE US ALONE WITH DCS IF WE ARE NOT HURTING OR NEGLECT OUR CHILDREN WHY ARE THEY EVEN CALLED OUT AND THE PEOPLE MAKING FALSE REPORTS NEED TO GO TO JAIL AND HAVE A CLASS D FELONY ON THERE RECORD TO SEE HOW IT FEELS. I WENT THREW ALOT WHEN HE WAS TAKEN WHAT ELSE DOES THESE SCHOOL WANT ME TO SERVE 25 YEARS TO LIFE ON LIES THERE TELLING OR EVEN LE SAME THING LIED TO THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR JUST SO I WOULD GET ARRESTED AND GET TIME HE THOUGHT AND IT TURNED OUT I DID WHAT I HAD TO DO NOT PROUD OF WHAT HAPPEN AND SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SEEKING MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR MY CHILD I AM DISABLED AND SICK OF GETTING TREATED BADLY HOW WOULD THEY LIKE IT IF I CALLED APS ON THEM FOR A CHANGE THEN THEY CAN COME AND ARREST THEM RIGHT OUT OF THE SCHOOL. NOW WE ARE HOMELESS AND THE CHILDREN ARE STAYING WITH A RELATIVE AND GUARDIAN AND THE SCHOOL WON'T LET THEM GO TO SCHOOL THERE BUT WANT THEM TO GO TO SCHOOL WHERE BULLYING IS ALLOWED REAL SMART THINKING ON A SCHOOL STAFF.

  5. Family court judges never fail to surprise me with their irrational thinking. First of all any man who abuses his wife is not fit to be a parent. A man who can't control his anger should not be allowed around his child unsupervised period. Just because he's never been convicted of abusing his child doesn't mean he won't and maybe he hasn't but a man that has such poor judgement and control is not fit to parent without oversight - only a moron would think otherwise. Secondly, why should the mother have to pay? He's the one who made the poor decisions to abuse and he should be the one to pay the price - monetarily and otherwise. Yes it's sad that the little girl may be deprived of her father, but really what kind of father is he - the one that abuses her mother the one that can't even step up and do what's necessary on his own instead the abused mother is to pay for him???? What is this Judge thinking? Another example of how this world rewards bad behavior and punishes those who do right. Way to go Judge - NOT.

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