Posts Tagged ‘criminal defense attorney’


Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Self defense

On appeal from his third degree assault conviction based on injuries he inflicted on another inmate, defendant argued, inter alia, that he trial court erred in denying defendant's request for a self defense instruction.  Defendant testified that he could not remember the incident, but video evidence showed that defendant backed the victim into a wall, lifted him off the ground, threw him to a concrete floor headfirst, and, after the victim lost consciousness, punched him 25 times in the head until he began seizing and convulsing on the floor.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that a reasonable juror could not find that the use of force was reasonable, and that defendant did not demonstrate that the absence of a reasonable possibility of retreat, and thus he was not entitled to a self defense instruction.  Affirmed.

State v. Carter, A17-1210, Washington County.

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

Motions to correct sentence

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Postconviction relief

Defendant challenged the trial court's denial of his motion to correct unauthorized sentences for his convictions of attempted second degree murder and second degree criminal sexual conduct.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals determined that the trial court erred by construing defendant's motion to correct an unauthorized sentence as a petition for postconviction relief as it challenged the imposition of a conditional release period and consecutive sentencing, that defendant's consecutive sentences were authorized by law, and that the imposition of a conditional release term for attempted second degree murder was in error.  Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.

Bilbro v. State, A17-1566, Hennepin County.

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

Domestic assault

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Sufficiency of the evidence

Defendant challenged his conviction for domestic assault, arguing that the uncorroborated testimony of the victim was insufficient to sustain a conviction.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the victim's testimony was sufficiently reliable on its own and was also corroborated by another witness.  Affirmed.

State v. Dominguez, A17-1241, Steele County.

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

Human services licensing

Saturday, July 14th, 2018


Relator challenged a maltreatment determination, fine, and conditional license issued by the Commissioner of Human Services, arguing that the Commissioner misinterpreted and misapplied the law in concluding that relator engaged in neglect by failing to properly supervise a child, and that the commissioner's decision was not supported by the evidence.  The determination and conditional license to provide family childcare was based on the fact that a child in relator's care was found unattended in the community.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the maltreatment by neglect finding was justified, noting that a three year old child walked over two blocks near a busy road, and, for at least 25 minutes, was without his caregiver to intervene in an unsafe situation.  Affirmed.

In re Maltreatment Determination of Restorff, A17-1433, Minn. Dept. of Human Services.

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.

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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