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.

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.

Lynne Torgerson wins another Second Amendment victory

June 11th, 2018

Gun rights restoration out of Becker County

Lynne Torgerson, one of the best Minnesota Second Amendment lawyers, won yet another gun rights restoration case.  This time it was out of the City of Detroit Lakes, County of Becker, State of Minnesota.  Ms. Torgerson has now, therefore, won gun rights cases in 28 counties in the State of Minnesota, as well as at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  The Honorable Galen Vaa presided.  Judge Vaa is a noble supporter of the Second Amendment.  Judge Vaa complimented Ms. Torgerson, stating that her petition was one of most well reasoned memorandum on the Second Amendment that he has ever seen.  Ms. Torgerson's client had an old felony, approximately 30 years old felony, that had caused him to lose his gun rights.  He had led a law abiding lifestyle since, and been a contributing member of society.  Having established good cause, the Court awarded Ms. Torgerson's client with restoration of his rights to possess firearms.

Attorney Lynne Torgerson obtains dismissal of carrying pistol under the influence case

August 22nd, 2018

Victory with dismissal of case

Attorney Lynne Torgerson has won, on her client's behalf, a dismissal of a charge of carrying a firearm, a pistol, under the influence.  The case was out of the City of Robbinsdale, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota.  The City charged her client with being under the influence of a controlled substance and alcohol while carrying a pistol in his driveway.  The case did have an interesting issue of whether a driveway is private or public property.  After a number of months, the City dismissed the case in its entirety.  Her client states that he can now sleep better.  Kudos Ms. Torgerson!

Second Amendment rights to possess firearms restored

August 23rd, 2018

Attorney Lynne Torgerson wins another gun rights restoration case

Gun rights restoration lawyer Lynne Torgerson has won another petition to restore rights to possess firearms.  This time it is out of Stearns County, State of Minnesota.  Ms. Torgerson's client had been convicted of a 3rd degree burglary in 1992, approximately twenty-six (26) years earlier.  He had no serious case(s) since that time, and had become a model husband, father, employee, church leader, citizen.  Kudos to Ms. Torgerson and her client!

Second Amendment Lawyer Lynne Torgerson wins another gun rights restoration case today

August 24th, 2018

Restoration of gun rights

Attorney Lynne Torgerson, today, won another gun rights restoration case out of Benton County, State of Minnesota.  Ms. Torgerson's client, as a young man in his 20s, had a couple of felonies, now about twelve (12) years ago.  Since that time, he turned his back on that lifestyle, got married, is gainfully employed, and showed that he has matured and is not dangerous.  Additionally, the Assistant County Attorney, Ms. Torgerson's opposing counsel, complimented Ms. Torgerson, stating he appreciated what a thorough job Ms. Torgerson does on her petitions.  Meeting the good cause standard, the Court, Judge Jesse presiding, granted his request to restore his Second Amendment rights to possess firearms.  Kudos to Ms. Torgerson and her client!  Winning!

Criminal sexual misconduct

September 17th, 2018

Sentencing

Defendant appealed from his convictions and consecutive sentences for criminal sexual conduct and two counts of domestic assault.  Defendant argued, inter alia, that the trial court erred when it sentenced him for two domestic assault convictions arising from the course of conduct that included criminal sexual conduct with force or violence.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that, when, in the course of committing a criminal sexual assault offense with force or violence, a specific instance of the defendant's conduct constitutes more than one additional criminal offense, such as when a single incident of domestic assault constitutes both assault fear and assault harm, the defendant may be sentenced for only one of those offenses in additional to the criminal sexual conduct sentence.  Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.

State v. Patzold, A17-1549, Redwood County.

Attorney Lynne  Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

Assault

September 18th, 2018

Jury instruction

Defendant stumbled through the lobby of an upscale apartment building carrying a television when a property manager confronted him.  Defendant yelled profanities and threw the television toward her to the floor.  A jury found him guilty of fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct.  On appeal, defendant sought a new trial because the trial court failed to instruct the jury that it must unanimously agree on which of his acts constituted each crime, and he sought to amend his sentence because he cannot be sentenced for both convictions since all his criminal conduct constituted a single behavioral incident.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that a unanimity instruction was unnecessary and that defendant's behavior constituted a single incident.  Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.

State v. Kuchenbecker, A17-1855, Hennepin County.

Attorney Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

Statute of limitations

September 18th, 2018

Criminal sexual conduct case time barred

In this pretrial appeal, the State challenged the trial court's dismissal of a criminal sexual conduct charge as time barred under the applicable statute of limitations.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that a 2011 report to police triggered the limitations period for the charge, rather than the later 2017 report, despite the State's contention that the report contained only a general statement.  Affirmed.

State v. Keller, A18-0664, Olmsted County.

Attorney Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

Assault with a deadly weapon

September 20th, 2018

2nd Degree Assault

Defendant challenged his convictions of criminal vehicular operation and second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, arguing that the trial court erred in denying his proposed jury instruction defining a dangerous weapon, the prosecutor committed misconduct by misstating the evidence and using inflammatory language, and the cumulative effect of these trial errors deprived him of his due process right to a fair trial.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that CRIMJIG 13.10 did not misstate the law, and the prosecutor did not commit misconduct by advancing arguments calculated to inflame the jury's passions.  Affirmed.

State v. Gullickson, A17-1680, Wabasha County.

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