CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the trial court properly relied on written exhibits to calculate criminal history score?
Defendant was convicted of 3rd degree drug sale and 5th degree drug possession. At sentencing, the trial court relied on three (3) written exhibits to calculate his criminal history score. Defendant objected on the grounds that it violated his 6th Amendment right of confrontation. Defendant appealed. On appeal, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the trial court’s reliance on the written exhibits did not violate defendant’s right of confrontation. Affirmed.
State v. Wright, A20-0933, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.