CASE LAW UPDATE: Aid and abet controlled substance crime
Defendant was convicted of aiding and abetting a controlled substance crime and he appealed, arguing the evidence was insufficient. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld defendant’s conviction on the grounds that (1) the jury could have inferred defendant’s knowledge and intent to further the commission of the crime based on his presence at the scene, (2) his close association with the dealer before and after the crime, and (3) his flight from the scene of the crime with the dealer.
State v. Walker, A19-0546, Stearns County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer was not attorney of record in this case.