Ramirez v. State, No. 45S05-1305-CR-331, __ N.E.3d__ (Ind., Apr. 29, 2014).

Defendants are entitled to a rebuttable presumption of prejudice when they can show by a preponderance of the evidence that an unauthorized, extra-judicial contact or communication with jurors occurred, and that the contact or communication pertained to the matter before the jury.

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Brewington v. State, No. 15S01-1405-CR-309, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., May 1, 2014).

Affirms intimidation and obstruction of justice convictions for defendant who threatened safety of child custody judge and expert witness.

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J.K. v. State, No. 66A03-1306-JS-220, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App, Apr. 29, 2014).

Warrantless entry of curtilage, lengthy knock and talk, and residential entry violated juvenile’s Fourth Amendment rights.

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Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490, __ U.S. __ (Apr. 22, 2014).

Under the totality of the circumstances, which began when an anonymous 911 caller reported that a vehicle had run her off the road, police officer had reasonable suspicion that the driver was intoxicated so that officer’s traffic stop complied with the Fourth Amendment.

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Black v. State, No. 01A04-1310-CR-526, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Apr. 22, 2014).

Time of counsel’s appointment, not his appearance, cuts off defendant’s ability to make a valid pro se motion for early trial.

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