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Statewide Sentencing Order Resources

The Rules of Criminal Procedure were amended, effective July 1, 2010, to state that any court issuing a sentencing order under Minn. R. Crim. P. 27.03, subd. 7, must generate the order using the court's case management system.  This sentencing order now serves as the official paper record of the sentence and ensures timely, accurate, and understandable information to both defendants and criminal justice agencies about the sentence. 

The work to create a statewide sentencing order required collaboration with Judicial Branch justice partners.  Following completion of complex technical development, MNCIS, the Judicial Branch's case management software, is now capable of producing a workable sentencing order.    

The sentencing order must be issued in cases containing counts for which the offense level before sentencing was a felony or a gross misdemeanor.  There is no requirement for its use following probation violation hearings.

Fact Sheet and FAQ (April 2010) (WORD Doc)

Order Amending the Rules of Criminal Procedure (Jan. 2010) (PDF)

Statewide Sentencing Order Project: Final Report (Nov. 2004) (WORD Doc)

Karen Jaszewski
(651) 297-7585
Court Services Division
State Court Administration