Payne v. State, No. 79A02-1707-CR-1606, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Feb. 28, 2018).

State must authenticate defendant’s signature on plea agreement entered in prior violent felony in order sustain a conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent felon.

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J.R. v. S.P., No. 31A04-1706-DC-1284, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 15, 2017).

Biological parent whose rights have been terminated cannot circumvent the law by filing a custody action under Ind. Code 31-17-2-3.

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Polk v. State, No. 49A02-1703-CR-622, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Nov. 30, 2017).

When a person is placed on probation for a felony conviction, the trial court is statutorily required to impose probation fees and may not direct the probation department to conduct a financial assessment. The trial court must also conduct an indigency hearing.

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Miller v. Town Bd. Of Sellersburg, No. 10A01-1612-MI-2908, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Nov. 29, 2017).

Town clerk-treasurer could not mandate additional deputies; Ind. Code ยง 36-5-6-7 states that the town legislative body must approve the appointment of deputies.

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Robinson v. State, No. 22A01-1604-CR-856, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Sept. 15, 2017).

A habitual substance offender enhancement may only be added to a sentence if the underlying offense is substance abuse related.

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