CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea should be granted?
Defendant pleaded guilty to 1st degree aggravated burglary. Subsequently, he brought a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. H argued that he plea was inaccurate because he did not provide a sufficient factual basis. Noting that defendant in his plea colloquy testified that he “did not try to rob” the victim, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that his testimony negated the intent element of the offense and did not otherwise establish an adequate factual basis for his guilty plea. Reversed and remanded.
State v. Mattson, A21-0174, St. Louis County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.