CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant’s conviction of distribution of crack and heroin should be reversed on the grounds the court erred in response to jury question?
Defendant was convicted of distributing crack and heroin. During jury deliberations, the jury returned with a question for clarification of the term “on or about.” The court responded by instructed the jury to re-read the jury instructions. Defendant appealed his conviction for distribution of crack and heroin. On appeal, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed defendant’s conviction on the grounds that the trial court did not err by instructing the jury to re-read the jury instructions.
United States v. Stevenson, 19-3224, Loken, J. Appealed from the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.