CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the trial court’s sentence of 234 months in prison using Hernandize method was proper?
Defendant was convicted of three (3) counts of criminal sexual conduct in the Anoka County District Court. The trial court, using the Hernandize method, sentenced defendant to 234 months in prison on the third conviction. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that the sentence was improperly excessive. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court did not abuse its discretion when it Hernandized defendant’s convictions and imposed a 234 month prison sentence for his third conviction. Affirmed.
Patchen v. State, A19-1818, Anoka County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.