CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the need for confinement outweighed the policies favoring probation?
Defendant violated his probation and the trial court executed his sentence. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court abused its discretion in concluding that the need for confinement outweighed the policies favoring probation. The Minnesota Court of Appeals found no abuse of discretion, noting that the trial court’s findings that addiction had such a grip on defendant that he was unable to comply with probation, despite multiple opportunities to do so. Affirmed.
State v. Thorson, A21-0535, Benton County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.