CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether a juvenile adjudication of a felony crime of violence constitutes a felony crime of violence conviction?
Defendant was convicted of felon in possession of a firearm because of a juvenile adjudication of a felony crime of violence. Defendant appealed. Defendant argued that the trial court erred in interpreting “felony conviction” as used in the statute to included juvenile delinquency adjudications. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the definition of crime of violence contained in Minn. Stat. §624.712, subd. includes juvenile adjudications of felony crimes of violence. Affirmed.
State v. Hines, A19-1390, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.