CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether in this carrying without a permit case the trial court erred in failing to strike a juror sua sponte for bias?
Defendant was convicted of carrying a pistol without a permit. Defendant appealed. On appeal, he argued that he was entitled to a new trial on the grounds that the trial court erred by failing to strike a juror sua sponte for bias. Because defendant failed to bring a for cause challenge to the juror in the trial court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the question of whether the trial court erred by failing to strike the juror sua sponte was not properly before it. Affirmed.
State v. Collins, A19-1277, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.