CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the trial court erred in revoking defendant’s probation?
Defendant was convicted of a controlled substance crime. He was sentenced and placed on probation. Defendant was placed in Drug Court. Defendant did not comply with Drug Court, and the sanctions imposed did not result in compliance. Consequently, he was discharged from Drug Court. Thereafter, his probation was revoked. Defendant appealed the revocation of his probation. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the revocation of defendant’s probation on the grounds that although the Drug Court was forgiving of defendant’s initial challenges, he was ultimately discharged because he did not comply with the program’s requirements and sanctions did not work.
State v. Liimatainen, A21-0536, Carlton County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.