Second petition for post conviction relief

Second petition for post conviction relief for second degree assault  

Defendant challenged the trial court’s denial of his second petition for postconviction relief in his second degree assault case.  Noting that defendant did not present the victim’s affidavit as a basis for relief until approximately 19 years after his conviction, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court did not abuse its discretion.  Affirmed.

Reed v. State, A19-0882, Hennepin County.

Commentary:  A petition for postconviction relief is one of the most difficult types of proceedings to win.  Further, it becomes more difficult to win a petition for postconviction relief with each subsequent petition.

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

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