CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the felony theft of a motor vehicle conviction was not eligible for statutory expungement?
Petitioner had been convicted of felony theft of a motor vehicle and later sought expungement of same. The trial court held that her offense was not eligible for expungement under Minn. Stat. §609.02, subd. 3(b)(20). Petitioner appealed. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that petitioner’s conviction was not eligible for statutory expungement, noting that the phrase “other theft offense” did not included Minn. Stat. §609.52, subd. (3)(d)(v), the provision under which petitioner was sentenced for theft of a motor vehicle. Affirmed.
State v. D.E.L., A20-1280, Morrison County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.