Healey v. Carter et al., 109 N.E.3d 1043 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018)
Nature of Case: Appellant pleaded guilty to criminal confinement, but did not plead to the age of the victim who was a minor. DOC required appellant to register as sex offender, and appellant brought declaratory action alleging that requiring him to register violated rule announced by Supreme Court in Apprendi, amongst other claims. Trial court dismissed action.
Holding: Indiana Court of Appeals held that, the fact that the judiciary retained jurisdiction to review actions of DOC notwithstanding, DOC’s requirement that Appellant register as a sex offender did not violate Apprendi nor was otherwise unconstitutional or unlawful. The Court characterized registration as a collateral consequence as opposed to a punishment and therefore did not violate right to trial by jury, DOC was within its discretion to order registration, and registration was not precluded by plea agreement.