CASE LAW UPDATE: Inventory search of vehicle after valid impoundment upheld as valid
Defendant was convicted of 2nd degree controlled substance crime in Cass County, State of Minnesota. Defendant challenged the inventory search of his vehicle following its impoundment. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the inventory search of defendant’s vehicle on the grounds that his vehicle was properly impounded because it was parked, in the middle of the night, on the should of a bridge, near a location where two highways merge, making it a traffic hazard. Affirmed.
State v. Roybal, A19-0733, Cass County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.