CASE LAW UPDATE: Improper Spriegl evidence reverses conviction in Hennepin County
Defendant was convicted of controlled substance crime involving possession of methamphetamine. On appeal, defendant argued that the State had introduced improper Spriegl evidence that defendant had committed a prior robbery in relation to a deal involving a substantial amount of drugs. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held this was plain error affecting defendant’s substantial rights. Defendant’s conviction reversed.
State v. Bartel, A19-0022, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.