Opinions July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

Indiana Court of Appeals
Richard J. McVey v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms in part and reverses in part denial of McVey’s petitions to be removed from the lifetime sex-offender registry and to be exempted from the unlawful-entry statute. Finds the lifetime-registration requirement for sex offenders violates the Indiana Constitution’s prohibition against ex post facto laws as applied McVey, who was convicted of molesting his half-sister between 1998 and 2001. Holds the unlawful-entry statute, which makes it a crime for a person who is required to register as a sex offender and who is convicted of child molesting to enter school property, is not an ex post facto law as applied to him.

Adrian Anthony v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms Anthony’s 14 convictions of forgery stemming from a home invasion and use of victims' debit card to withdraw money. Holds Anthony’s use of authentic debit cards of the victims qualifies as forgery under Indiana law.