Opinions March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018

The following Indiana Supreme Court opinion was issued after IL deadline Friday.

T.H. v. State of Indiana
Juvenile. Affirms T.H.’s adjudication as a delinquent but remands to reduce the trial court’s criminal mischief finding from a Class A to a Class B misdemeanor. The state failed to produce sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that his actions resulted in at least $750 in loss. Remands to the trial court to modify its records to show T.H. committed an act that would be criminal mischief as a Class B misdemeanor.  

Indiana Court of Appeals

Eric Dontre Freeman v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Eric Dontre Freeman’s conviction of Level 5 felony carrying a handgun without a license and Class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer. The court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence obtained during a search.

Amanda L. Brummett v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms the aggregate four-year sentenced imposed on Amanda L. Brummett after she pleaded guilty to Class D felony counts of welfare fraud and Medicaid fraud. The sentence was not inappropriate given the nature of the offense and Brummett’s character.