Wisdom v. State, 20A-CR-931, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 22, 2020).

To authenticate under Evidence Rule 901, social-media evidence turns on whether there is sufficient evidence to support a finding it is what the claimant purports it to be. And while the source of the evidence may sometimes be needed, authentication depends on context.

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Bradbury v. State, 20A-PC-620, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 23, 2020).

Trial counsel were ineffective when they stipulated to fact of which there was a serious evidentiary dispute, and when they failed to seek a lesser-included instruction that would have been available absent the stipulation.

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Hobbs v. State, 19A-CR-909, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Nov. 30, 2020).

In child molesting cases, even assuming the defense at trial remains the same, amendments to the charging information which add entirely new charges a mere two weeks before trial constitutes insufficient notice.

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Williams v. State, 20A-CR-1209, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Nov. 12, 2020).

Indiana’s theft statute does not criminalize the taking of lost or mislaid property.

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Crouse v. State, 19A-CR-3008, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Oct. 8, 2020).

A waiver of appeal set forth as part of a plea agreement applies only to sentences imposed in accordance with the law.

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