CASE LAW UPDATE: Probation violation held intentional or inexcusable by Anoka County District Court
Defendant was alleged to have violated his probation. The Anoka County District Court found that defendant intentionally or inexcusably violated the conditions of his probation, and, that the need for confinement outweighed the policies favoring probation. Indeed, this is the correct legal standard. On appeal, the defendant argued that the evidence was not sufficient to support the conclusions of the trial court. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the record amply supported the trial court’s determination that defendant both intentionally and inexcusably violated the condition that he complete domestic abuse programming as directed by probation.
State v. Pedersen, A19-1075, Anoka County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.