CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the juvenile court properly certified defendant’s case to adult court?
Defendant 15 year old juvenile was convicted of aiding and abetting 1st degree aggravated robbery. The State moved to certify defendant to adult court. At a hearing, a forensic psychologist and juvenile probation officer testified that certification would best serve public safety. The trial court relied on their testimony and studies and found that public safety was best served by certifying the charges to adult court. On appeal, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed.
In re Welfare of A.A.A., A20-1363, Scott County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.