CASE LAW UPDATE: Should the trial court have revoked defendant’s probation?
On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court abused its discretion when it revoke his probation because the record did not support a finding that the need for confienment outweighted the policies favoring probation. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that there was no abuse of discretion, noting that it was defendant’s 3rd formal probation violation, he had previously failed to complete his ordered chemical dependency evaluation, and, he had failed to demonstrate any meaningful progress in his treatment goals. Affirmed.
State v. Lehman, A19-1077, Stearns County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.