1st degree criminal sexual conduct

Fine of $20,000 in criminal sexual conduct case

Defendant was convicted of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct.  On appeal, he aruged (1) the evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed the charged offense; (2) the $20,000 fine was an abuse of discretion.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the victim’s testimony combined with corroborating testimony provided sufficient evidence to support defendant’s conviction.  Further, the fine was within the trial court’s discretion.  Affirmed.

State v. Burciaga, A19-0004, Mower County.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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