Criminal appeals

H.E.A. 1293, P.L. 112 Effective: July 1, 2021 Provides that an order granting a motion to discharge a defendant before trial may be appealed to the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals. Provides that the state may appeal an interlocutory order if the trial court … [Read more...]

Judicial officers

H.E.A. 1383, P.L. 115 Effective: July 1, 2021 Provides that a person commits battery on a public safety official if the offense is committed against a retired judicial officer while the retired judicial officer is serving as a judge. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]

Criminal penalties

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1097 sponsored by Sen. Glick and Sen. Koch regarding criminal penalties.  The bill provides that a person who resists law enforcement by operating a vehicle in a manner that creates a substantial risk of bodily … [Read more...]

Interfering with public safety

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1115 sponsored by Sen. Rogers regarding interfering with public safety. The bill provides that a person who enters a marked off area after having been denied entry by a firefighter commits interfering with … [Read more...]

Sentencing

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1202 sponsored by Sen. Bohacek regarding sentencing.  The bill provides that the Department of Correction shall identify an inmate to the parole board and provide the parole board with the inmate’s offender … [Read more...]

Sentencing

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 133 on sentencing, sponsored by Rep. Speedy and Rep. Olthoff. The bill does the following: Enhances the penalty for child exploitation and child pornography if the person has a previous conviction. Provides … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 197 on criminal law issues, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The author, Sen. M. Young, presented the bill which does the following: Specifies that a conviction for certain sex offenses requires mandatory … [Read more...]