Posts Tagged ‘criminal defense attorney’

Civil rights

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Summary judgment in Section 1983 action under Eighth Amendment

Plaintiff, and inmate, appealed the district court's adverse grant of summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. §1983 action.  Where plaintiff failed to identify specific errors in district court's findings of fact or application of law to the evidence, summary judgment was proper where, viewing evidence in light most favorable to plaintiff, there was no genuine issue of material fact.  Judgment is affirmed.

Maybin v. Corizon Healthcare, 17-2973, appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District Of Missouri

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

Probation revocation

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Need for confinement outweighs policies favoring probation results in executed prison sentence

In this probation revocation appeal, defendant argued that the trial court abused its discretion by revoking his probation and executing his sentence after determining that his need for confinement outweighed the policies favoring probation.  The trial court considered how defendant's conduct could affect pubic safety by discussing that his initial offense resulted in the death of another driver and how his repeated probation violations, despite receiving clear warning of how future violations would affect him, demonstrated that the policies favoring probation were outweighed by the need to execute defendant's sentence.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the trial court acted within its discretion by revoking defendant's probation and executing his sentence.  Affirmed.

State v. Tarbell, A18-0349, Anoka County.

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

Motion to withdraw plea

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Fair and just

Defendant appealed the denial of her presentence motion to withdraw her Alford plea to gross misdemeanor stalking, arguing that (1) it was fair and just to permit withdrawal because she was innocent and felt pressured by her attorney to plead guilty and (2) that withdrawal was required because her plea was not intelligent.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that defendant had testified that she had sufficient time to discuss the offer and was freely choosing to plead guilty, and held that defendant was not entitled to withdraw her plea under the fair and just standard.  Affirmed.

State v. Ruiz, A17-1641, Ramsey County.

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

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

Wednesday, 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!

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.

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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