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Drug conspiracy

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Sufficiency of evidence; out of court statements

Where the testimony of an informant was consistent with the observations of law enforcement and information obtained from an investigation, the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's convictions in a drug trafficking conspiracy, and the judgment is affirmed because the defendant did not show that the trial court erred in admitting statements of a coconspirator.  Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Peebles, 17-1126, appealed from the Eastern District of Missouri, Erickson, J.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.

Juvenile delinquency of 5th degree criminal sexual conduct

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Sufficiency of the evidence

The State alleged that 14 year old defendant lay partially naked to expose himself on the family locker room floor of a YMCA, partly under the partition of a closed shower stall that a 14 year old girl was using to change into her swimsuit.  The trial court adjudicated defendant delinquent on charges of interference with privacy, indecent exposure, and fifth degree criminal sexual conduct.  Defendant appealed the adjudication, arguing that the State did not meet its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the trial evidence supported the challenged elements of each charge.  Affirmed.

In re S.A., A17-0959, Blue Earth County.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.

Warrantless searches

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Consent involuntary

The State appealed from the trial court's order granting defendant's motion to suppress evidence in this driving while impaired (DWI) prosecution, based on the trial court's finding that the consent given to enter defendant's resident was involuntary.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the officer's false representation that he needed to enter the home as part of a welfare check made the consent involuntary.  Affirmed.

State v. Dunn, A17-1372, Ramsey County.

Commentary:  Wow.  Another rare decision for the defense.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.

Juvenile disposition order

Friday, March 16th, 2018


Defendant juvenile challenged the trial court's delinquency disposition order that placed him at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Red Wing.  He argued that the trial court erred by not ordering a less restrictive disposition such as Prairie Lakes or with his mother under intense supervision.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court's written findings were not sufficient to support its decision.  Reversed and remanded.

In re Welfare of B.S.L., A17-1122, Freeborn County.

Commentary:  Wow.  Rare reversal.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.

Spreigl Evidence

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018


Defendant challenged his second degree murder conviction, arguing that he was entitled to a new trial because the trial court prejudicially erred when the trial judge reconsidered the retrial judge's Spreigl ruling.  Defendant asserted there were no extraordinary circumstances to justify reconsideration.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that it did not need to consider whether there were extraordinary circumstances to justify reconsideration of the pretrial judge's Spreigl ruling because any procedural error made did not unfairly prejudice defendant, as defendant's brandishing a firearm incident was properly admitted as Spreigl evidence.  Affirmed.

State v. Abdi, A17-0235, Hennepin County.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.

Attorney Lynne Torgerson wins at Minnesota Court of Appeals

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Harassment restraining order win

Lynne Torgerson, Esq., Harassment Restraining Order Lawyer, recently won a case at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Attorney Lynne Torgerson has excellent legal research and writing skills, as evidenced by her repeated wins at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Recently, she won another case, a harassment restraining order case, at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  At the trial court level, her client had obtaining a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend.  She appealed.  On appeal, her client prevailed.  Excellent result Lynne Torgerson!

Lynne Torgerson, Criminal Defense Lawyer, obtains dismissal of felony threats of violence case

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Lynne Torgerson obtains dismissal of felony threats of violence case in Ramsey County

Lynne Torgerson, Criminal Defense Attorney, obtained a dismissal of a felony threats of violence case in Ramsey County on behalf of her client.  It was alleged that her client stabbed her husband in his shoulder with a knife.  Just short of appearing for a jury trial, the State dismissed the charges in the interest of justice.

Lawyer Lynne Torgerson’s Second Amendment gun rights win in Crow Wing County

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Gun rights restoration win in City of Brainerd, County of Crow Wing, State of Minnesota

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. wins another gun rights restoration case, this time in Crow Wing County, State of Minnesota, which is in the City of Brainerd.  And, this time, it is a female!  Go ladies!  Ms. Torgerson has now won gun rights cases in approximately 27 different counties/jurisdictions in the State of Minnesota.  Most lawyers have not even had cases in 27 different counties, yet Ms. Torgerson has won gun rights cases in approximately 27 different counties.

In this case, Ms. Torgerson's client had had a felony conviction a few years earlier, but had turned her life around.  The presiding judge, Judge Earl E. Maus, is a true Second Amendment supporter.  Vote for Judge Maus!  It is evident that he supports our Second Amendment Constitutional rights.


Gun rights restoration lawyer Lynne Torgerson wins in Chippewa County

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Gun rights restoration victory

Gun rights restoration lawyer, Lynne Torgerson, Esq.,, won another gun rights restoration case in Chippewa County, State of Minnesota.  Ms. Torgerson has now won gun rights cases in 27 counties in the State of Minnesota.  Under Minnesota law, a person can get their Second Amendment rights restored even after being convicted of a felony.  This usually occurs where a person had been convicted of a felony years earlier, and have turned their life around, living a life of a law abiding citizen.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq.

Expungement lawyer Lynne Torgerson wins expungements of aggravated robbery conviction, assault, disorderly conduct

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Aggravated robbery conviction expunged

Over 50 years after his conviction , expungement lawyer Lynne Torgerson secures an expungement for Grady Shockley, a wonderful gentleman nearly 80 years old. Watch this heart warming story.

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