Pietrowski v. State, No. 46A03-1306-CR-222, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Feb. 18, 2014).

Defense motion to exclude intoxication evidence, based on argument legislation transferring Department of Toxicology from Indiana University to the State abrogated existing toxicology regulations and required adoption of new ones, was properly denied.

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State v. Coats, No. 49S02-1305-CR-328, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind., Feb. 18, 2014).

A trial court has no discretion “to refuse to order commitment to the DMHA where it concludes that a defendant found not competent to stand trial can never be returned to competency.”

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Inman v. State, No. 49S00-1207-LW-000376, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind., Feb. 11, 2014).

“[T]he better practice going forward would be for trial courts to refuse to accept exhibits when tendered ex parte, unless the opposing party has been given notice and an opportunity to be heard on the matter.”

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Morgan v. State, No. 49A02-1304-CR-386, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Feb. 13, 2014).

“Annoys” as used in the public intoxication offense is unconstitutionally vague.

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Thompson v. State, No. 61A01-1305-CR-207, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Feb. 13, 2014).

Operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 causing serious bodily injury is a “crime of violence” not subject to the statutory cap on consecutive sentencing.

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