Minnesota Juvenile Lawyer & Defense Attorney2020-03-13T07:43:34+00:00

Minneapolis Juvenile Crimes Attorney

Juvenile Delinquency Defense Lawyer Minneapolis, Minnesota

An arrest of a minor child is certainly one of the most upsetting situations faced by any family.  Since different laws are applicable to minors, it is important that in the case of a juvenile crime accusation, you hire the services of a Minnesota juvenile crimes lawyer such as Lynne Torgerson who handles juvenile cases and juvenile delinquency.  If you are committed towards providing your minor child with the best legal representation, then decide to retain the excellent services of Minnesota Juvenile Crimes Attorney, Lynne Torgerson.

Depending on the severity of the juvenile charge, the case can remain in juvenile jurisdiction or be certified to an adult criminal court; or, it may be certified to extended juvenile jurisdiction.  Since the penalties and consequences associated with the adult criminal courts are more critical, it is quintessential that you protect the rights and future of your child by retaining the services of a Minnesota Juvenile Crimes Attorney who is not only an expert in handling juvenile court cases but can also provide an excellent defense to your child, in both juvenile and adults courts.

A lawyer to call for same is Lynne Torgerson, Esq., who has with excellence successfully handled juvenile cases in her legal career of over 29 years.

Different Types Of Juvenile Crimes

As a Minnesota juvenile lawyer of repute, Lynne Torgerson has expertise and qualification to help protect your child from the legal snares in the case of juvenile charges such as: 

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Drug possession
  • Consumption of alcohol by a minor/underage drinking
  • Vandalism
  • Probation violation/Parole violation
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Firearms
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Disorderly conduct, etc.

Whatever be the charge, you should not take chances with your child’s future.  And only through the support, advocacy and experience of a diligent lawyer on your side, can you best protect your minor child’s legal interests.

Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney 

Many parents are unaware of the fact that an adjudication or conviction is documented in the child’s record in the State’s juvenile cases.  While an expungement can seal the record from public view, there is no way in which the conviction can actually be omitted.  This implies that the individual’s criminal record is accessible to government authorities such as police, immigration officers and judges in specific circumstances.  In such a situation, the support of a Minnesota juvenile crime defense attorney who leaves no stone unturned to get the charges dismissed can certainly help your cause of safeguarding your child’s future.

While too many of the juvenile lawyers prefer to set a limited expectation from juvenile cases, Minnesota Juvenile Defense attorneys such as Lynne Torgerson firmly believe in protecting and preserving the rights and interests of the minor child.  She is compassionate and sensitive towards the feelings of her clients, and she understands that every defense move of hers could leave a lasting impression on the life of the child and his family.  Through hard-work and right preparation, she wishes to ensure that the outcome is a positive one.

SUCCESS:  Minnesota Juvenile Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson successfully averts prosecution of juvenile client

Ms. Torgerson was hired to represent a juvenile male charged with minor possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct out of the County of Dakota, State of Minnesota.  A person who is under 18 years old at the time of an offense will be charged in Juvenile Court.  Ms. Torgerson sought out programs where he client could keep his record clean.  Keeping one’s record clean of juvenile offenses is important for one’s future, both for schooling and employment.  Fortunately for Ms. Torgerson’s client he was allowed to successfully complete a diversion program, whereby the case was kept out of juvenile court and his record was kept clean, thereby helping to protect his future prospects for both college and employment.  Well done Ms. Torgerson!

CASE LAW UPDATE:  United States Supreme Court rules that an automatic life sentence for juvenile offender is unconstitutional

In a hugely important case, in Miller v. Alabama, the United States Supreme Court ruled that an automatic life sentence for a juvenile delinquent is unconstitutional.  The reasoning is that juveniles’ still developing brains make them more prone to immaturity, impetuosity, and failure to appreciate risks and consequences.  The juvenile defense lawyer representing the juvenile did a good job on this case.

CASE LAW UPDATE:  State’s motion to certify a juvenile to adult court  

Defendant challenged the trial court’s order certifying proceedings for adult criminal prosecution on the charge of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.  Defendant argued that the trial court abused its discretion when it applied the wrong legal standard based on the belief that the longer supervision time in  the adult system is always better for public safety.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court did not abuse its discretion when it applied the presumption of certification and considered the six public safety factors required by statute.  Affirmed.

In re Welfare of TJC, A19-0521, Sibley County.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Adjudication in best interests of child in juvenile delinquency case

Defendant juvenile was found guilty of sexually abusing his much younger sister and bribing her with candy to entice continuation of abuse.  The trial court adjudicated defendant juvenile guilty.  Defendant appealed adjudication.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in determining that adjudication was in juvenile’s best interests and that he posed a risk to public safety.  Affirmed.

In re E.P.T., A19-0579, Mille Lacs and Stearns Counties.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation

Our Minneapolis Juvenile Lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities, Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Burnsville, Minneapolis, St Paul, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Maplegrove, Maplewood, Woodbury and Plymouth. Including, but not limited to, the counties of Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Dakota County,Washington County, Sherburne County, Wright County, Dakota County and Washington County, Carver County, Scott County, Wright County, Sherburne County, Isanti County,Chisago County and Stearns County. Lynne Torgerson represents clients throughout the entire State of Minnesota.

Contact Lynne Torgerson today at 612-339-5073 to schedule your free consultation. Our law firm can help you with our qualified Juvenile Lawyer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Localities Served

Ms. Torgerson, Esq. practices throughout the State of Minnesota.  She can also represent people in other states if granted pro hace vice admission.  More specifically, the terrorities in which Ms. Torgerson, Esq. practices include:  Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Aitkin County, Albert Lea, Anoka County, Becker County, Beltrami County, Benton County, Big Stone County, Blaine, Bloomington, Blue Earth County, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Brown County, Carlton County, Carver County, Cass County, Chippewa County, Chisago County, Clay County, Clearwater County, Columbia Heights, Cook County, Coon Rapids, Cottonwood County, Crow Wing County, Crystal, Dakota County, Dodge County, Douglas County, Faribault County, Freeborn County, Fridley, Goodhue County, Fillmore County, Grant County, Hennepin County, Hopkins, Houston County, Hubbard County, Isanti County, Itasca County, Jackson County, Kanabec County, Kandiyohi County, Kittson County, Koochiching County, Lac Qui Parle County, Lake County, Lake of the Woods County, LeSueur County, Lincoln County, Lyon County, Mahnomen County, Maple Grove, Marshall County, Martin County, McLeod County, Mille Lacs County, Meeker County, Minneapolis, Morrison County, Mower County, Murray County, Nicollet County, Nobles County, Norman County, Olmsted County, Otter Tail County, Pennington County, Pine County, Pipestone County, Plymouth, Polk County, Pope County, Ramsey County, Red Lake County, Red Wing, Redwood County, Renville County, Rice County, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rochester, Rock County, Roseau County, St. Louis County, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, Savage, Scott County, Sherburne County, Shakopee, Sibley County, Spring Lake Park, Stearns County, Steele County, Stevens County, Stillwater, Swift County, Todd County, Traverse County, Wabasha County, Wadena County, Waseca County, Washington County, Watonwan County, Wilkin County, Winona County, Wright County, Yellow Medicine, and throughout the State of Minnesota. Again however, she practices in all cities, all counties, and all courts.