- May 24, 2020
-- Minnesota Probation Lawyer Lynne Torgerson won a motion to terminate probation early out of the County of Dakota, State of Minnesota, The Honorable M. Michael Baxter presiding. The defendant had been convicted of felony DWI. The defendant did well on probation, completing the Safe Streets 1st Program, 30 days of Electronic Alcohol Home Monitoring each year of probation, Victim Impact Panel, random drug testing, cognitive skill program, Alcoholic Anonymous classes, Driving with Care classes, and, had remaining law abiding. The defendant was also very well liked and respected in the community, ran a successful local business for decades, and engaged in significant volunteer activities. In Minnesota, while on felony probation, a person cannot vote or possess firearms. The defendant wanted to get off probation early, in order to vote, and possess firearms. Finding appropriate bases, the court granted the defendant's request for early termination from probation. Consequently, he was able to vote in the 2016 election cycle. Additionally, his rights to possess firearms was restored. In Minnesota, there are two (2) types of felonies, a regular felony, and, a crime of violence felony. For regular felonies, a defendant is prohibited from possessing firearms while on probation. For crime of violence felonies, a defendant is defendant is prohibited from possessing a firearm for the remainder of that person's lifetime. Herein, because the defendant was discharged from probation for a regular felony, he was automatically restored his rights to possess firearms. Well done Ms. Torgerson.
Criminal Defense Lawyer, Lynne Torgerson, (612) 339-5073, https://lynnetorgerson.com
, a lawyer of excellence and experience of over 30 years, can represent you or your loved one on all criminal charges, all misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felonies, throughout the State of Minnesota. Ms. Torgerson also successfully handles expungements, Expungement Lawyer Minnesota, and gun rights restoration cases, carry permit appeals, permit to purchase denials, gun purchase denials, and Second Amendment litigation, Second Amendment Lawyer Minnesota. Please check out her website https://lynnetorgerson.com. For representation please call (612) 339-5073.