State of Minnesota v. Michael David Franklin. MN criminal law, enhanced sentence
Minn. Stat. 609.1095 provides for an enhanced sentence for a sixth felony. In this appeal from Polk County, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that for purposes of determining whether there have been five or more prior felonies, any felony conviction that has been deemed a misdemeanor by operation of Minn. Stat. 609.13 before an offender is sentenced on the current offense may not be considered.
No. A13-1129 (Minn. Mar. 11. 2015)
Please see the original opinion for the court's exact language.
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