Sentencing Guidelines Changes

The sentencing guidelines commission changed drug sentences at the end of December, 2015 despite all of the law enforcement groups testifying against it (including MSANI).

Here are the sentencing changes that will be taking effect in August, 2016:

August 2016 MN Sentencing Guidelines Non Legislative Proposed Amendments

There are some aggravating factors that can be applied at sentencing but they are not elements of the crime.  Investigators will want to discuss with their prosecutors when and how they can be applied and what is necessary when presenting a case.

MN State Association of Narcotics Investigators