CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether petitioner’s request for expungements were properly denied?
Petitioner argued that the trial court erred by determining that two of her criminal records were not eligible for statutory expungement, a 1994 record for felony possession of a crack cocaine, a gross misdemeanor theft, and a 1998 record for felony theft. She also argued that the trial court abused its discretion by denying her petition to expunge these records. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that, even if the trial court erred in concluding that the crimes did not qualify for statutory expungement, that error did not affect the result, because the trial court conducted an analysis to conclude that petitioner failed to show that she was entitled to expungement. Affirmed.
State v. T.A.W., A21-1125, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.