CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether incriminating, but lawful prior conduct, is not inadmissible Spreigl evidence?
Defendant was convicted of identity theft, in the County of Ramsey, State of Minnesota. Defendant appealed. Defendant argued that the trial court erred by admitting evidence of a bad act occurring after the charged offense. The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that under Minnesota law, the use or possession of a scanning or re-encoder device that can re-encode magnetic strips on credit cards is unlawful only wen couple with the intent to commit, aid, or abet unlawful activity, defendant possession of the encoder did not constitute Spreigl evidence. Affirmed.
State v. Abdirahaman, A19-1091, Ramsey County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.