CASE LAW UPDATE: Defendant brought motion to withdraw plea to 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct
Defendant was charged with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct. During plea negotiations, the trial court made comments. Defendant pleaded guilty to 3rd to criminal sexual conduct. Subsequently, defendant brought a motion to withdraw his plea on the grounds that the trial court’s unsolicited comments during plea negotiations made his plea involuntary. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that defendant failed to establish that his guilty plea was involuntary. Affirmed.
State v. Leason, A19-0876, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.