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Insufficient proof that ATM was used ‘without authority’

Even assuming an ATM is a computer, appellant did not operate it without authority when she used it to deposit forged checks. Her computer fraud conviction is reversed. The computer fraud statute forbids using a computer without authority to do ...

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Evidence from warrantless apartment search suppressed

Where police entered appellant’s apartment without a warrant, evidence found during the search should have been suppressed. Police lacked probable cause or exigent circumstances to enter. Appellant’s conviction for a drug offense is vacated and the case is remanded for ...

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Text messages authenticated, considered party admission

Where appellant was convicted after a bench trial of the attempted first-degree murder of his girlfriend, destruction of property and several firearm offenses, appellant’s text messages to the girlfriend after he shot at her were properly authenticated and could be ...

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