Posts Tagged ‘criminal defense attorney’

Assault and kidnapping sentencing

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Criminal history scores

Defendant challenged his sentence for kidnapping, arguing that the trial court erred by using an incorrect criminal history score and abused its discretion by imposing a statutory maximum 480 month sentence that was not supported by severe aggravating factors.  Defendant was convicted of first, second, and third degree assault, kidnapping, and domestic assault by strangulation involving the victim.  And was also convicted of second degree assault of another who had intervened to help the first victim.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court’s findings as to the order in which the offenses occurred were warranted, as was imposition of the statutory maximum sentence.  Affirmed.

State v. Blocker, A17-0847, Dakota County.

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

Probation Revocation proceedings

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Amelioration

In this combined probation revocation and post conviction appeal, defendant argued that the common law amelioration doctrine applied and that her conviction should be reduced from fifth degree felony controlled substance possession to a gross misdemeanor in accordance with the 2016 Drug Sentencing Reform Act DSRA.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that, because defendant’s case was not pending on direct review when the DSRA went into effect, and the amelioration doctrine did not apply.  Affirmed.

State v. Robertson, A16-1553, A17-0040, Chippewa County.

Commentary:  really sad.  The lawyers and court should have figured out a way to apply the new sentencing laws to this case; it would have been in the interests of justice to do so.

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

Criminal sexual conduct in the 1st degree

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Sufficiency of the evidence

On appeal from his conviction of first degree criminal sexual conduct, defendant argued that the evidence was insufficient to sustain the jury’s finding of guilt.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that testimony from the minor victim was sufficient to support the conviction.  Affirmed.

State v. Greenwood, A16-1651, Anoka County.

Commentary:  case law provides that just the testimony of the victim may be sufficient.

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

1st degree criminal sexual conduct

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Sufficiency of the evidence

In the appeal from his extended jurisdiction juvenile convictions of aiding and abetting first and second degree criminal sexual conduct, defendant argued that the State failed to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and that his conviction of aiding and abetting second degree criminal sexual conduct must be vacated because it was a lesser included offense of aiding and abetting first degree criminal sexual conduct.  Defendant argued that no rational jury could have found that the victim was physically helpless when she was sexually penetrated. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the victim’s testimony that she woke up to the assault was sufficient to support the finding.  However, the second degree criminal sexual conduct charge was a lesser included offense.  Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.

In re Welfare of D.A.D., A17-0476, 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.

Gun rights lawyer Lynne Torgerson wins amazing victory in trial court

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Gun rights restoration win together with discharge from probation

Gun rights restoration attorney Lynne Torgerson recently achieved an amazing victory in a metro area court.  Her client was on felony probation, after being convicted of a felony.  The original plea agreement provided that if her client performed well on probation, that upon discharge from probation, the Court would restore his gun rights.  Her client did perform very well on probation.  He then brought a motion to be discharged from probation early, and, for restoration of his gun rights.  The State vehemently fought the restoration of gun rights, in opposition to what he had originally been promised.  Ultimately, the Court ordered that Ms. Torgerson’s client be discharged from probation and that his gun rights be restored.  Her client recently received his permit to purchase.  Bravo!  State v. AW.

Press Release:  https://www.prlog.org/12658420-attorney-lynne-torgerson-second-amendment-lawyer-wins-probation-discharge-and-gun-rights-restoration.pdf

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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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