Lynn v. State, No. 49A05-1601-CR-4, __N.E.3d__ (Ind. Ct. App., Aug. 23, 2016).

Although the inclusion of affirmation language in the jury instruction was not fundamental error, the best practice is for trial courts to redact such language from the pattern jury instructions.

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Burnell v. State, No. 29S02-1512-CR-707, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., Aug. 23, 2016).

A refusal to submit to a chemical test occurs when the conduct of the motorist is such that a reasonable person in the officer’s position would be justified in believing the motorist was capable of refusal and manifested an unwillingness to submit to the test.

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Pinner v. State, No. 49A02-1511-CR-2036, __N.E.3d__ (Ind. Ct. App., Aug. 24, 2016).

Mere possession of a firearm, which is legal, cannot produce reasonable suspicion to justify a Terry stop.

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Compton v. State, No. 82A01-1511-CR-1997, __N.E.3d__ (Ind. Ct. App., Aug. 24, 2016).

Defendant was not deprived due process when the media was allowed to tweet live updates of his criminal trial from the courtroom.

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Day v. State, No. 24C02-1501-CM-70, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., Aug. 29, 2016).

Indiana disorderly conduct statute (Ind. Code § 35-45-1-3) includes both public and private disturbances, but only physical, and not verbal, altercations.

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