CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant’s 6th Amendment right of confrontation was violated?
Defendant was convicted of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct and 5th degree criminal sexual conduct. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court deprived him of his 6th Amendment right of confrontation under the United States and Minnesota Constitutions. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that even though defendant was allowed to cross examine the victim before, but not after, the State introduced the victim’s prior statements, his 6th Amendment right of confrontation was not violated.
State v. Leonard, A19-1771, Fillmore County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.