Opinions May 21, 2021

Indiana Court of Appeals
James L. Mosley v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses the Ripley Circuit Court’s revocation of three years of James L. Mosley’s probation for his conviction of fraud, as well as its order that he spend those years in prison. Finds a no-contact order cannot be issued to protect a dead person and that Mosley’s probation cannot be revoked based on violation of that void order.

Michael Anthony Griffie v. State of Indiana(mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Michael Griffie’s conviction for Level 5 felony possession of a narcotic drug. Finds no constitutional violation to cause the admission of the evidence to be error.

Termination: S.K. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination. Affirms the termination of S.K.’s parental rights to her children. Finds sufficient evidence to support a finding that termination was in the children’s best interests.

CHINS: F.C. v. Indiana Department of Child Services
Juvenile CHINS. Affirms the finding that F.C.’s nine-year-old is a child in need of services. Finds sufficient evidence to support the CHINS determination.

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