CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant’s child was “exposed to methamphetamine”?
Defendant was convicted of exposing her child to methamphetamine under Minnesota Statute §152.37, subd. 2(b). The evidence was that her child slept on a mattress behind which police found a small purse containing methamphetamine. The Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed. The Minnesota Supreme Court held that a child is exposed to methamphetamine under section 152.137, subd. 2(b) of the Minnesota Statutes when the child is subjected to risk of harm from the methamphetamine. Affirmed.
State v. Friese, A19-0451, Minnesota Supreme Court.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.