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2016 Adopted Drug Modifications

The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission adopted the following modifications to the Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary resulting from legislative amendments to controlled substance offenses. Effective for crimes committed on or after August 1, 2016.
Presentation of the 2016 Modifications to the Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary

This presentation is designed to help practitioners in their understanding of the modifications and policies outlined in the official 2016 Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary, and is not representative of the complete or official Guidelines language. To access the presentation, click on the link below.

Weighting Prior Drug Offenses – On November 17, 2016, the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission decided that, in calculating a Defendant's criminal history score, prior drug convictions are not to be recalculated using post-August 1, 2016 drug threshold weights. Specifically, the Commission changed Comment 2.B.106. Click here for the complete training update. 

Slides of the 2016 Modifications to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary Presentation (updated November 21, 2016)

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