A.N. v. K.G., No. 49A04-1212-PO-649__ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Jan. 21, 2014).

The trial court did not improperly act as an advocate in protective order proceedings.

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Gaines v. State, No. 49A04-1303-CR-123, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 20, 2013).

Return of service for an ex parte protective order was not “testimonial” so that its admission as evidence did not violate the defendant’s Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause right.

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Jadrich v. State, No. 32A04-1302-CR-67, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 23, 2013).

Officer’s entry into back yard through closed fence gate, when signs said to “use front door only,” violated the Fourth Amendment; the fact that the officer was attempting to serve a protective order did not avoid the violation.

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McKnight v. State, No. 20A03-1109-CR-454, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 31, 2013).

In a footnote, presumes Indiana Supreme Court “has extended application of the prison mailbox rule to the filing of motions to correct error and to regular mail.”

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Wood v. State, No. 53A05-1208-CR-423 , __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 31, 2013).

Criminal Rule 4(C)’s one year period did not include the time required for the Indiana Supreme Court to appoint a special judge following withdrawal of a case from the trial judge pursuant to Criminal Rule 15 and Trial Rule 53.1. Affirms conviction for violating IC 14-15-4-1 on duties of a boat operator after a collision, but observes the “problematic” statute “permits no consideration of what is reasonable in any given emergency situation; nor does it permit citizens to engage in any balancing of considerations that arise in typical emergencies and are likely required by other statutes.”

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