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Transfer vacated, justices take no new cases

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The Indiana Supreme Court last week vacated transfer in a criminal case and took up no new cases.

The justices unanimously vacated transfer in Darrell Lawrence v. State of Indiana, 49S02-1211-CR-620, in which a defendant successfully appealed his conviction of resisting law enforcement.

Lawrence also initially had been charged with possession of cocaine, but the trial court dismissed that charge because a search had been improper. The Court of Appeals reversed Lawrence’s resisting conviction in a not-for-publication opinion, holding that the resisting evidence grew from the improper search and should not have been admitted because it was fruit of the poison tree.

Meanwhile, justices unanimously denied transfer in six other criminal cases and one civil matter. The list of transfer dispositions for the week ending Feb. 8 may be viewed here.  


 

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