Posts Tagged ‘assault lawyer’

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.

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