K.C.G. v. State, No. 20S-JV-263, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Nov. 16, 2020).

Juvenile Court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction when it adjudicated juvenile as a delinquent child for dangerously possessing a firearm, an act that would not be an offense if committed by an adult.

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D.P. v. State, State v. N.B., No. 20S-JV-443, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Sep. 8, 2020).

A juvenile court does not have subject matter jurisdiction to waive an alleged delinquent offender into adult criminal court if the individual is no longer a “child.”

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Harris v. State, No. 19A-CR-1863, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., May 13, 2020).

Pursuant to Indiana Rule of Evidence 615(c), the parent of a juvenile waived to adult court is a person whose presence a party shows to be essential to presenting the party’s claim or defense.

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In re R.L.., No. 20S-JC-296, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., May 5, 2020).

DCS was barred from filing a successive CHINS action after the first petition was dismissed with prejudice. DCS “cannot engage in piecemeal litigation to get subsequent bites at the same apple.”

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F.A. v. State, No. 19A-JV-2438, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., May 1, 2020).

A juvenile may not be required to pay the costs of their secure detention. Moreover, before imposing costs of secure detention upon a parent, a court must inquire into the parent’s ability to pay; if the parent has the ability to pay, the trial court shall follow the applicable requirements related to the Child Support Rules and Guidelines.

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