Defendant’s request to waive filing fee for expungement of petty misdemeanor seatbelt violation denied
Defendant sought expungement of a petty misdemeanor seatbelt violation case. Defendant requested that the requirement to pay a filing fee be waived. His request to waive the filing fee was denied. The trial court based its decision on the indigency, in forma pauperis statute. The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the determination of whether to waive a filing fee in an expungement case is determined by the expungement statute, not the indigency statute.
State v. Scheffler, A19-1310, Anoka County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.