CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the need for confinement outweighed the policies favoring probation?
Defendant’s probation was revoked. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court abused its discretion in revoking his probation because this was his first violation, community based treatment had not even been attempted, and, his probation officer recommended reinstatement. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the revocation of defendant’s probation on the grounds that the need for confinement outweighed the policies favoring probation. Affirmed.
State v. Vandekleft, A19-1837, Nobles County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.