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Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.10. Sentences available

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Subdivision 1. Sentences available.  (a) Upon conviction of a felony and compliance with the other provisions of this chapter the court, if it imposes sentence, may sentence the defendant to the extent authorized by law as follows:

(1) to life imprisonment;  or

(2) to imprisonment for a fixed term of years set by the court;  or

(3) to both imprisonment for a fixed term of years and payment of a fine;  or

(4) to payment of a fine without imprisonment or as an intermediate sanction on a stayed sentence;  or

(5) to payment of court-ordered restitution in addition to either imprisonment or payment of a fine, or both;  or

(6) to payment of a local correctional fee as authorized under section 609.102 in addition to any other sentence imposed by the court.

(b) If the court imposes a fine or orders restitution under paragraph (a), payment is due on the date imposed unless the court otherwise establishes a due date or a payment plan.

Subd. 2. Restitution.  (a) As used in this section, “restitution” includes:

(1) payment of compensation to the victim or the victim's family;  and

(2) if the victim is deceased or already has been fully compensated, payment of money to a victim assistance program or other program directed by the court.

“Restitution” includes payment of compensation to a government entity that incurs loss as a direct result of a crime.

(b) When the defendant does not pay the entire amount of court-ordered restitution and the fine at the same time, the court may order that all restitution shall be paid before the fine is paid.

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