D.G. v. State, No. 49A04-1006-JV-416, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Apr. 13, 2011)

Since there was no recording of the sidebar conference at which defense counsel assertedly objected to alleged molesting victim’s competence to testify, and the parties could not agree as to what was said in the conference, defense counsel was assumed to have made the objection, and the failure of the trial court or of prosecuting counsel to then question the witness and assess her competence required reversal of the delinquency finding.

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Mitchell v. State, No. 49A02-1003-CR-340, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Apr. 6, 2011)

Traditional rule that a post-conviction court may not take judicial of the transcript in the original proceedings appears to have been ended by the 2010 amendment to Evidence Rule 201(b)(5) allowing judicial notice of “records of a court of this state,” but since petitioner did not request judicial notice and court did not sua sponte take it the transcript was not in evidence in the post-conviction proceeding.

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Dawson v. State, No. 49S02-1103-CR-176, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind., March 29, 2011)

P-C.R. 2 does not allow belated appeals from orders revoking probation.

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Griffin v. State, No. 49A02-1007-CR-774, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Mar. 30, 2011)

Evidence that marijuana blunt was in plain view on center console between driver and defendant passenger, coupled with testimony of strong marijuana smell in vehicle, was sufficient to prove defendant constructively possessed the marijuana; distinguishes Gray v. State.

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Adams v. State, No. 29A02-1008-CR-903, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Mar. 31, 2011)

Evidence that a jar of marijuana was found on car floor in front of defendant passenger’s seat established that the car was “used” to commit possession of marijuana, so that the defendant’s license could be suspended under IC 34-48-4-15.

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