CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence of defendant’s identity in his 3rd degree drug possession case was sufficient?
Defendant was convicted of 3rd degree drug possession. He appealed. On appeal, he argued that the evidence was insufficient to identify him as the perpetrator of the crime of 3rd degree drug possession. noting that one officer testified that he recognized defendant because he had law enforcement contacts with him many times, and, that another testified that he recognized defendant because he had met him about 10 times in his professional capacity, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that evidence as to identity was sufficient.
State v. Niesen, A20-0291, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Drug Charges Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.