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First degree criminal sexual conduct

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Sufficiency of evidence

Defendant was convicted of first and second degree criminal sexual conduct.  He argued that his conviction on the first degree charge should be reversed because the evidence was insufficient to prove an element of the offense.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that testimony from the minor victim’s minor sister regarding the details of the criminal sexual conduct, combined with physical evidence, was sufficient to support defendant’s conviction.  Affirmed.

State v. Erie, A16-1967, Scott County.

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

Petition for Postconviction Relief

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Evidentiary hearing

In this case involving first degree murder, defendant appealed from the denial of his second petition for postconviction relief.  At issue was whether the postconviction court abused its discretion when it denied the petition without holding an evidentiary hearing.  The Minnesota Supreme Court held that the postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it summarily denied defendant’s petition because, even if defendant proved the facts alleged in the petition at an evidentiary hearing, the petitioner, files, and records of the proceedings conclusively showed that defendant was entitled to no relief.  Affirmed.

Zornes v. State, A17-0404, Clay County.

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

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.

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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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