Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Timothy Cranston v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or greater. The admission of the Datamaster machine printed ticket stating his BAC without live testimony from the equipment technician didn’t violate Cranston’s Sixth Amendment right to confrontation.
Kimberly Thomas v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy. Under the circumstances set forth in the record, the institution of direct contempt proceedings was the more appropriate action in response to Thomas’ statement to James Smith in the courtroom. Remands with instructions to vacate her conviction and at the trial court’s option, to resume direct contempt proceedings. Judge Bradford dissents.
Branton Homsher v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentences for Class B felony aggravated battery and Class B felony neglect of a dependent.
A.L.C. v. J.H. (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms denial of mother’s petition to modify custody and order that her parenting time continue to be supervised. Remands with instructions to hear evidence regarding the parents’ respective abilities to pay the cost of mother’s supervised visitation in determining who shall pay the weekly South Evansville Community Outreach fees if no other suitable, less costly arrangement can be accomplished.
Jonathan Grider, Sr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class B felony manufacturing methamphetamine.
Julian D. Grady v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony robbery.
Nicholas N. Harless v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.
Brandon D. Lange v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of five counts of Class A felony child molestation and three counts of Class C felony child molestation. Reverses adjudicating Lange to be a credit restricted felon and remands for further proceedings.
Alan Akers v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute.
Paul Dodson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of work release.
Harvey O. Coffey, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to one count of Class A felony child molesting and one count of Class B felony child molesting.
Noble Adigbli v. Dave Novak, d/b/a Novak & Co. LLC d/b/a Steamshowers4less.com (NFP)
Civil. Affirms judgment in favor of Novak on Adigbli’s suit for alleged expenses he incurred including lender charges associated with the delay and labor charges to dismantle the unserviceable steam shower, install a replacement, and repair drywall.
Matthew Holland v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses order granting Holland’s petition requesting permission to file a belated notice of appeal and dismisses his appeal.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
The Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer to eight cases for the week ending Nov. 5.