CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the trial court erred in admitting hearsay in obstructing legal process trial?
Defendant was convicted of fifth degree assault and obstructing legal process. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court plainly erred by admitting: (1) a police officer’s out of court statement that defendant bites and spits; and (2) two officers’ testimony that defendant’s conduct interfered with their work. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the challenged statement was not clearly inadmissible hearsay and its admission was not plain error. Affirmed.
State v. Anderson, A20-0028, Carver County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.