CASE LAW UPDATE: A 10 year conditional release term cannot be imposed on an attempt offense.
Defendant was charged with attempted first degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping. In the trial court, the trial court found defendant competent to proceed based upon one (1) out of three (3) expert reports. Defendant was found guilty. He was sentenced to a ten (10) year conditional release term. On appeal, the Minnesota Court of Appeals vacated the ten (10) year conditional release term on the grounds that a ten (10) year conditional release term cannot be imposed for an attempt offense.
State v. Hassan, A19-0898, Anoka County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.