CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support defendant’s conviction of illegal firearm possession?
Defendant was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that the evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he knowingly possessed a firearm. Noting evidence that defendant was the sole occupant of a locked, running truck where a loaded firearm was found in plain view at the foot of the driver’s seat, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the evidence was sufficient to prove that defendant knowingly possessed the firearm found in the truck. Affirmed.
State v. Pierce, A20-0215, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.