A teen’s placement in the Department of Correction for a “relatively minor” juvenile offense was erroneous, the Court of Appeals has ruled, finding a juvenile court did not sufficiently explore less restrictive options.
A trial court did not abuse its discretion when it ordered a juvenile who violated the terms of his probation to be placed in the Indiana Department of Correction, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Wednesday.
The Indiana Supreme Court granted transfer to one case out of 24 last week, agreeing to consider a case involving a teen who was adjudicated as a delinquent for possessing a machine gun.
A trial court committed fundamental error when it allowed a videotaped interview to be entered into evidence in a delinquency case against a 15-year-old boy, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
A new report from a national sentencing reform nonprofit is highlighting continued concerns about youth offenders housed in adult facilities, rather than juvenile centers.
Appellate court rejects Brady claim but rebukes state for not disclosing witness’s complete criminal history
While the Court of Appeals of Indiana agreed with the state that the withholding of evidence about a witness was “negligible, at best” in a trial that ended with a murder conviction, it admonished the prosecutors for failing to disclose.
An Indiana minor placed in the Department of Correction has failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that his placement was an error or that his due process rights were violated when his hearings were held remotely.
A teen involved in a fatal wreck will have her blood draw results suppressed after the Court of Appeals of Indiana determined the police officer at the scene violated her rights by failing to tell her she could speak with her mother before getting tested.
A minor who was found with drugs and a handgun after he ran from police has failed to convince an appellate panel that the evidence found on his person should be suppressed.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed a juvenile’s delinquency adjudication for felony sexual battery after finding insufficient evidence to support the adjudication.
Split COA voids juvenile’s delinquency adjudication, finds trial court failed to ensure minor knowingly waived rights
A juvenile’s delinquency adjudication for auto theft has been voided after a split Court of Appeals of Indiana found a trial court failed to ensure the child knowingly and voluntarily waived his rights when he admitted to the offense.
A split appellate panel has reversed a teen’s delinquency adjudication for auto theft, finding insufficient evidence to support the adjudication.
An Indiana man wasn’t wrongfully ordered to register under the Sex and Violent Offender Registration Act by a juvenile court after he turned 18, a split Court of Appeals of Indiana panel has concluded.
A teenager who lashed out at her mother and sister before causing property damage has convinced the Court of Appeals of Indiana to overturn her delinquency adjudication for intimidation.
Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history.
COA affirms machine gun adjudication for teen who had pistol with ‘Glock switch,’ reverses 2nd adjudication for double jeopardy
A teen arrested for possession of a modified pistol will not shake his machine gun adjudication but has convinced the Court of Appeals of Indiana that a juvenile court violated double jeopardy principles when it also tacked on a possession-of-a-dangerous-firearm offense.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed the placement of a Porter County juvenile in the Indiana Department of Correction following the failure of numerous and intensive rehabilitation efforts and lesser restrictive placements.