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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 opinion(s) today (and 2 NFP memorandum decision(s))

For publication opinions today (1):

In Jacob Skipworth v. State of Indiana, a 9-page opinion, Judge Robb writes:

Following a bench trial, Jacob Skipworth was convicted of criminal confinement and strangulation, both Level 6 felonies. The trial court sentenced Skipworth to one year for each conviction, to be served concurrently. The trial court gave Skipworth 258 days’ credit for time served and ordered the remaining 107 days to be suspended to probation. As a condition of probation, the trial court ordered Skipworth to complete twenty-six weeks of domestic violence counseling, and stated if Skipworth complied with all conditions of probation, it would grant alternate misdemeanor sentencing. Skipworth now appeals, raising one issue that we expand and restate as two: (1) whether the trial court abused its discretion in ordering domestic violence counseling, and (2) whether the trial court’s oral and written sentencing statements conflict. Concluding the trial court did not abuse its discretion, but that the Sentencing Order and Abstract of Judgment contain clerical errors, we affirm and remand to the trial court to correct these errors. * * *

We conclude the trial court did not abuse its discretion in ordering domestic violence counseling. However, the trial court’s Sentencing Order and Abstract of Judgment contain clerical errors and we remand to the trial court to correct those errors.

NFP civil decisions today (0):

NFP criminal decisions today (2):

Christopher Bryant v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Christopher C. Brown v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 10, 2017 12:03 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions