Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.015. Scope and effect

Subdivision 1. Common law crimes abolished.  Common law crimes are abolished and no act or omission is a crime unless made so by this chapter or by other applicable statute, but this does not prevent the use of common law rules in the construction or interpretation of the provisions of this chapter or other statute.  Crimes committed prior to September 1, 1963, are not affected thereby.

Subd. 2. Applicability.  Unless expressly stated otherwise, or the context otherwise requires, the provisions of this chapter also apply to crimes created by statute other than in this chapter.

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