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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.

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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