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

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.

Gun rights restoration lawyer Lynne Torgerson wins in Chippewa County

June 21st, 2017

Gun rights restoration victory

Gun rights restoration lawyer, Lynne Torgerson, Esq., www.lynnetorgerson.com, 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Attorney Lynne Torgerson wins at Minnesota Court of Appeals

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!

Defamation

May 18th, 2018

Truth

Plaintiff challenged the trial court's grant of summary judgment for defendant on plaintiff's defamation claim, arguing that there are genuine issues of material fact regarding whether defendant's statement was false and whether it was privileged.  Plaintiff also challenged the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant on her tortious interference with contract claim.  Defendant was plaintiff's supervisor at a pharmacy.  Plaintiff was terminated after defendant reported that she had a side business that competed with the employer.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected the argument that plaintiff's business did not compete with her employer because its products were distinct and, absent a genuine issue of material fact regarding truth, concluded that defendant's statement was true as a matter  of law.  Affirmed.

Martinsen v. Engleka, A17-1397, Hennepin County.

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

Illegal firearm possession

May 22nd, 2018

Sufficiency of the evidence

In this appeal from his conviction of ineligible person in possession of a firearm, defendant argued that the State failed to prove his guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and the trial court erred by admitting prejudicial hearsay evidence.  After defendant fled from a parking lot when police showed up and was apprehended within two minutes, officers found a gun on the route defendant had followed.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that the proved circumstances were consistent with guilty and inconsistent with any rational hypothesis other than guilty, based on the short time involved in the entire incident, the observation of defendant by either one officer or the other at key points during the incident, the discovery of the gun in the area where defendant was seen, the good condition of the gun, the DNA evidence, and a juvenile's comment that was recorded in the squad car.  Affirmed.

State v. Jefferson, A17-0982, Hennepin County.

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

Fraud

May 23rd, 2018

Unemployment benefits

Relator challenged determinations by an unemployment law judge that the committed fraud and was overpaid benefits.  Relator argued that (1) the judge erred by finding that it was not credible that a department employee advised him that reporting his part time income was optional, and (2) he should not be assessed a fraud penalty based on the misunderstanding.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the judge stated a valid reason for discrediting relator's testimony, and substantial evidence supports the judge's determination that Relator committed fraud.  Affirmed.

Decker v. OM Shiv Shakti,A17-1496, A17-1497, Dept. of Empt.  & Economic Development.

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

Sentencing

May 24th, 2018

Merged convictions

Defendant challenged the disposition of his criminal case in which he was found guilty of two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, arguing that the trial court erred by entering a judgment of conviction on both the charged offense and the charged lesser included offense, and that the trial court abused its discretion by denying his motion for a downward dispositional departure.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that a merged or combined conviction or sentence is not a permissible disposition under Minnesota law.  Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.

State v. Walker, A17-0993, Hennepin County.

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

Burglary

May 24th, 2018

Restitution

Defendant was convicted for second degree burglary and ordered to pay restitution for property destroyed in a fire that was started during the burglary.  He argued that because he was not convicted of the arson charges brought against him, he should not be made to pay restitution for the property.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the destruction of the property was directly caused by the burglary. Affirmed.

State v. Boettcher, A17-1426, St. Louis County.

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