CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the trial court erred in dismissing petitioner’s petition for post conviction relief?
Petitioner was convicted. Petitioner filed a petition for post conviction relief. It was not brought within the 2 year statute of limitations; however, petitioner raised the interests of justice exception. The trial court dismissed it. Petitioner appealed. On appeal, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that petitioner did not provide any explanation for the untimeliness of his petition, and, that the interests of justice exception did not apply.
Bowers v. State, A21-0649, St. Louis County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.