Monthly Archives: March 2014

2014 Changes to Police Access to Certain Telecommunications Device Information

HEA 1384 amends statutes related to police officers extracting information or extracting data from telecommunications devices under certain scenarios and will go into effect July 1, 2014. IC 9-21-8-59 involves using a telecommunications device to text or email while operating … Continue reading

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Attorneys for CASA/GAL

Attorneys should be appointed for court appointed special advocates (CASA’s) and guardian ad litems (GAL’s) to ensure that the CASA/GAL’s are as effective as possible in representing the best interests of the child in juvenile court.  While representation of a … Continue reading

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Age as a Consideration in Consent Searches of Minors?

Should the police be required to take the age of the child into account when seeking consent to search as a possible extension of J.D.B. v. North Carolina?  A new forthcoming article, Consent Searches of Minors, in the New York University Review … Continue reading

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New Upcoming Seminars and Events

On March 28, 2014, the McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis will be hosting the symposium, “Neuroscience and Law: Injury, Capacity, and Illness.”  Attorneys can earn five hours of CLE credit (approval still pending).  Cost is $50 for attorneys and … Continue reading

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H.R. 4123 — Prohibiting Detention of Status Offenders

H.R. 4123 (113th Congress 2013-2014) — Prohibiting Detention of Youthful Status Offenders Act of 2014 — would amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 by eliminating the provision that allows status offenders to be detained in secure … Continue reading

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HEA 1384 — Law Enforcement Downloading Cellphone Data

HEA 1384 (2014), if enacted, will modify two statutes related to law enforcement officers extracting or downloading data from cellphones.  As of March 19, 2014, the bill has not been signed by Governor Pence. IC 9-21-8-59(b)(3) would be amended to … Continue reading

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In re G.P. — Right to Counsel in CHINS Cases

In re the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of G.P., a Minor Child, and His Mother, J.A. v. Indiana Department of Child Services and Child Advocates, Inc. involves a lengthy discussion of the right to counsel in CHINS cases. … Continue reading

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