Woods v. State, No. 20A03-1506-PC-688, ___ N.E.3d ___ (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 29, 2015).

Post-conviction court erred in finding that defendant received effective assistance of trial counsel; there was no serious dispute that counsel (now deceased) had failed prior to trial to communicate a guilty-plea offer that would have reduced defendant’s sentence exposure to about half of what he actually received.

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Wolpert v. State, No. 01A02-1506-CR-561, ___ N.E.3d ___ (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 2015).

“Certificate of Inspection and Compliance of Breath Test Instrument” issued within prior 180 days was sufficient foundation for admissibility of breath test results.

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Garcia v. State, No. 45A03-1503-CR-86, ___ N.E.3d ___ (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 2015).

Probable-cause affidavit’s statement that crime victim paid $3,600 for counterfeit coins was insufficient to support restitution order in that amount; facts presented in probable cause affidavits pose a risk of unreliability that the hearsay rule is designed to protect against.

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Pattison v. State, No. 27A05-1411-CR-517, ___ N.E.3d ___ (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 4, 2015).

Jury instruction in OWI was fundamental error, when it impermissibly shifted burden from State to Defendant on the only contested element.

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Pierce v. State, No. 28A05-1502-CR-57, ___ N.E.3d ___ (Ind. Ct. App., Sept. 23, 2015).

Petition to revoke probation based on commission of theft, unlike criminal charge of theft, need not identify the stolen property with specificity.

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