Monthly Archives: August 2011

Gun Possession Conviction Overturned by Minnesota Court of Appeals

In State v. Christian Ndikum, published August 15, 2011, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the State must prove that a Defendant knew he was in possession of a handgun in order to be guilty of possessing a handgun without a permit. Defendant, Ndikum, appealed a jury conviction of gross misdemeanor possession of a …

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Refusal and Drug Paraphernalia Convictions Upheld by Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals upheld a refusal to submit to chemical testing and possession of drug paraphernalia convictions after he was arrested for DWI in an opinion filed August 8, 2011. Defendant William Michael Mahoney argues on appeal that he is entitled to a new trial on the basis that the jury instructions on test …

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Search of Vehicle that Revealed Illegal Drugs Upheld

In State v. Boerboon, a Minnesota Court of Appeals unpublished decision filed August 1, 2011, in a challenge by Defendant to a fifth-degree possession of controlled substance conviction, the Court upheld the conviction and determined that the search of Defendant’s vehicle was constitutional. Defendant argued that there was no probable cause to search his vehicle, …

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