MN: McNeely retroactive where properly pled

“We also conclude that McNeely applies retroactively to Edwards’s test-refusal conviction. Finally, we conclude that the postconviction court erred when it failed to follow the heightened pleading requirement and burden-shifting procedure set out in Fagin. We therefore reverse the postconviction court’s order denying relief and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.” Edwards v. State, 2020 Minn. App. LEXIS 267 (Sept. 21, 2020).

The officer had reasonable suspicion for a stop and that led to discovering he was likely under the influence. That’s reasonable. Trial court erred in suppressing the stop. People v. Patel, 2020 IL App (4th) 190917, 2020 Ill. App. LEXIS 635 (Sept. 21, 2020).*

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