CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant’s plea to stalking was accurate?
Defendant was convicted of stalking pursuant to his guilty plea. Defendant subsequently sought to withdraw his plea on the grounds that it was not accurate. The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that: (1) given that defendant was subject to multiple orders that prevented him from having contact with the victim, being near her home, or being at their child’s school; and (2) he nevertheless went to the school and told the victim that if she did not shut it down, he would do something newsworthy to her, the record established that defendant should have known his conduct would cause the victim to feel terrorized, and the plea was accurate.
State v. McReynolds, A20-0373, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.