CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant’s convictions must be reversed because the ordinances were not valid?
Defendant was convicted of 2 counts of public nuisance ordinance violations . Defendant appealed. Defendant argued that the ordinance was not valid because the State did not prove that the ordinance had been published. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that because the ordinance defendant was found to have violated required that it be published prior to implementation, and, because no evidence of publication existed, the ordinances were not validly enacted. Convictions reversed.
State v. Torgerson, A20-1140, Fillmore County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.