Here is one of those fun intricate problems we find with some cases.  I’m not sure everyone would agree with the “fun” portion of that, but at least Mr. Patterson was able to use the distinction of offenses in Minnesota and offenses in Illinois to his advantage.

A11-2095        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Ronnie Earl Patterson, Jr., Appellant.

Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Daniel H. Mabley.

Minn. Stat. ยง 243.166, subd. 1b(b) (2008) does not require persons with out-of-state convictions for offenses “arising out of the same set of circumstances” as offenses enumerated in the statute to register as predatory offenders.

Reversed.

By: Landon J. Ascheman, Esq.
Landon@AschemanSmith.com
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