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CHAPTER 609. Criminal code

Table of Sections
Section Headnote
609.01 Name and construction.
609.015 Scope and effect.
609.02 Definitions.
609.025 Jurisdiction of state.
609.03 Punishment when not otherwise fixed.
609.031 [Repealed, 1983 c 331 s 11]
609.032 [Repealed, 1983 c 331 s 11]
609.033 Increased maximum penalties for misdemeanors.
609.0331 Increased maximum penalties for petty misdemeanors.
609.0332 Increased maximum penalty for petty misdemeanor ordinance violations.
609.034 Increased maximum penalty for ordinance violations.
609.0341 Increased maximum fines for gross misdemeanors; felonies; other fines.
609.035 Crime punishable under different provisions.
609.04 Conviction of lesser offense.
609.041 Proof of prior convictions.
609.045 Foreign conviction or acquittal.
609.05 Liability for crimes of another.
609.055 Liability of children.
609.06 Authorized use of force.
609.065 Justifiable taking of life.
609.066 Authorized use of deadly force by peace officers.
609.075 Intoxication as defense.
609.08 Duress.
609.085 Sending written communication.
609.09 Compelling testimony; immunity from prosecution.
609.095 Limits of sentences.
609.10 Sentences available.
609.101 Surcharge on fines, assessments; minimum fines.
609.102 Local correctional fees; imposition by court.
609.103 Payment by credit card.
609.105 Sentence of imprisonment.
609.106 Heinous crimes.
609.107 Mandatory penalty for certain murderers.
609.108 Mandatory increased sentences for certain patterned and predatory sex offenders; no prior conviction required.
609.109 Presumptive and mandatory sentences for repeat sex offenders.
609.1095 Increased sentences for certain dangerous and repeat felony offenders.
609.11 Minimum sentences of imprisonment.
609.113 [Repealed, 1999 c 216 art 3 s 10]
609.115 Presentence investigation.
609.116
609.12 Parole or discharge.
609.125 Sentence for misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor.
609.13 Convictions of felony or gross misdemeanor; when deemed misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor.
609.131 Certification of misdemeanor as petty misdemeanor.
609.132 Continuance for dismissal.
609.135 Stay of imposition or execution of sentence.
609.1351 Petition for civil commitment.
609.1352 [Repealed, 1998 c 367 art 6 s 16]
609.14 Revocation of stay.
609.145 Credit for prior imprisonment.
609.15 Multiple sentences.
609.152 [Repealed, 1998 c 367 art 6 s 16]
609.153 Increased penalties for certain misdemeanors.
609.155 [Repealed, 1978 c 723 art 1 s 19]
609.16 [Repealed, 1978 c 723 art 1 s 19]
609.165 Restoration of civil rights; possession of firearms.
609.166 [Repealed, 1996 c 408 art 9 s 10]
609.167 [Repealed, 1996 c 408 art 9 s 10]
609.168 [Repealed, 1996 c 408 art 9 s 10]
609.17 Attempts.
609.175 Conspiracy.
609.18 Definition.
609.184 [Repealed, 1998 c 367 art 6 s 16]
609.185 Murder in the first degree.
609.19 Murder in the second degree.
609.195 Murder in the third degree.
609.196 [Repealed, 1998 c 367 art 6 s 16]
609.20 Manslaughter in the first degree.
609.205 Manslaughter in the second degree.
609.21 Criminal vehicular homicide and injury.
609.215 Suicide.
609.22 [Repealed, 1979 c 258 s 25]
609.221 Assault in the first degree.
609.222 Assault in the second degree.
609.223 Assault in the third degree.
609.2231 Assault in the fourth degree.
609.2232 Consecutive sentences for assaults committed by state prison inmates.
609.224 Assault in the fifth degree.
609.2241 Knowing transfer of communicable disease.
609.2242 Domestic assault.
609.2243 Sentencing; repeat domestic assault.
609.2244 Presentence domestic abuse investigations.
609.2245 Female genital mutilation; penalties.
609.2246 Tattoos; minors.
609.225 [Repealed, 1979 c 258 s 25]
609.226 Harm caused by a dog.
609.227 Dangerous animals destroyed.
609.228 Great bodily harm caused by distribution of drugs.
609.229 Crime committed for benefit of a gang.
609.23 Mistreatment of persons confined.
609.231 Mistreatment of residents or patients.
609.232 Crimes against vulnerable adults; definitions.
609.2325 Criminal abuse.
609.233 Criminal neglect.
609.2335 Financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
609.2336 Deceptive or unfair trade practices; elderly or handicapped victims.
609.234 Failure to report.
609.235 Use of drugs to injure or facilitate crime.
609.24 Simple robbery.
609.245 Aggravated robbery.
609.25 Kidnapping.
609.251 Double jeopardy; kidnapping.
609.255 False imprisonment.
609.26 Depriving another of custodial or parental rights.
609.265 Abduction.
609.266 Definitions.
609.2661 Murder of an unborn child in the first degree.
609.2662 Murder of an unborn child in the second degree.
609.2663 Murder of an unborn child in the third degree.
609.2664 Manslaughter of an unborn child in the first degree.
609.2665 Manslaughter of an unborn child in the second degree.
609.267 Assault of an unborn child in the first degree.
609.2671 Assault of an unborn child in the second degree.
609.2672 Assault of an unborn child in the third degree.
609.268 Injury or death of an unborn child in commission of crime.
609.269 Exception.
609.2691 Other convictions not barred.
609.27 Coercion.
609.275 Attempt to coerce.
609.28 Interfering with religious observance.
609.29 [Repealed, 1975 c 374 s 13]
609.291 [Repealed, 1975 c 374 s 13]
609.292 [Repealed, 1975 c 374 s 13]
609.293 Sodomy.
609.294 Bestiality.
609.295 [Repealed, 1975 c 374 s 13]
609.296 [Repealed, 1975 c 374 s 13]
609.31 Leaving the state to evade establishment of paternity.
609.32 [Repealed, 1979 c 255 s 9]
609.321 Prostitution; definitions.
609.322 Solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution.
609.323 [Repealed, 1998 c 367 art 2 s 33]
609.3232 Protective order authorized; procedures; penalties.
609.324 Other prohibited acts.
609.3241 Penalty assessment authorized.
609.3242 Prostitution crimes committed in school or park zones; increased penalties.
609.325 Defenses.
609.326 Evidence.
609.33 Disorderly house.
609.34 Fornication.
609.341 Definitions.
609.342 Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.
609.343 Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree.
609.344 Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree.
609.345 Criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree.
609.3451 Criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree.
609.3452 Sex offender assessment.
609.346 [Repealed, 1998 c 367 art 6 s 16]
609.3461 DNA analysis of sex offenders required.
609.347 Evidence.
609.3471 Records pertaining to victim identity confidential.
609.348 Medical purposes; exclusion.
609.349 Voluntary relationships.
609.35 Costs of medical examination.
609.351 Applicability to past and present prosecutions.
609.352 Solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct.
609.355 Bigamy.
609.36 Adultery.
609.364 [Repealed, 1985 c 286 s 24]
609.3641 [Repealed, 1985 c 286 s 24]
609.3642 [Repealed, 1985 c 286 s 24]
609.3643 [Repealed, 1985 c 286 s 24]
609.3644 [Repealed, 1985 c 286 s 24]
609.365 Incest.
609.37 [Repealed, 1993 c 340 s 60]
609.375 Nonsupport of spouse or child.
609.376 Definitions.
609.377 Malicious punishment of a child.
609.378 Neglect or endangerment of a child.
609.379 Permitted actions.
609.38 Stayed sentence.
609.385 Treason.
609.39 Misprision of treason.
609.395 State military forces; interfering with, obstructing, or other.
609.396 Unauthorized presence at Camp Ripley.
609.40 Flags.
609.405 [Repealed, 1987 c 10 s 1]
609.41 False tax statement.
609.415 Definitions.
609.42 Bribery.
609.425 Corruptly influencing legislator.
609.43 Misconduct of public officer or employee.
609.435 Officer not filing security.
609.44 Public office; illegally assuming; nonsurrender.
609.445 Failure to pay over state funds.
609.45 Public officer; unauthorized compensation.
609.455 Permitting false claims against government.
609.456 Reporting to state auditor and legislative auditor required.
609.46 [Repealed, 1983 c 359 s 151]
609.465 Presenting false claims to public officer or body.
609.466 Medical assistance fraud.
609.47 Interference with property in official custody.
609.475 Impersonating officer.
609.48 Perjury.
609.485 Escape from custody.
609.486 Commission of crime while wearing or possessing a bullet-resistant vest.
609.487 Fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
609.49 Release, failure to appear.
609.491 Failure to appear; petty misdemeanor.
609.493 Solicitation of mentally impaired persons.
609.494 Solicitation of juveniles.
609.495 Aiding an offender.
609.496 Concealing criminal proceeds.
609.497 Engaging in a business of concealing criminal proceeds.
609.4971 Warning subject of investigation.
609.4975 Warning subject of surveillance or search.
609.498 Tampering with a witness.
609.50 Obstructing legal process, arrest, or firefighting.
609.502 Interference with dead body; reporting.
609.505 Falsely reporting crime.
609.5051 Criminal alert network; dissemination of false or misleading information prohibited.
609.506 Prohibiting giving peace officer false name.
609.507 Falsely reporting child abuse.
609.51 Simulating legal process.
609.515 Misconduct of judicial or hearing officer.
609.52 Theft.
609.521 Possession of shoplifting gear.
609.523 Return of stolen property to owners.
609.525 Bringing stolen goods into state.
609.526 Precious metal dealers; receiving stolen property.
609.527 Identity theft.
609.53 Receiving stolen property.
609.531 Forfeitures.
609.5311 Forfeiture of property associated with controlled substances.
609.5312 Forfeiture of property associated with designated offenses.
609.5313 Forfeiture by judicial action; procedure.
609.5314 Administrative forfeiture of certain property seized in connection with a controlled substances seizure.
609.5315 Disposition of forfeited property.
609.5316 Summary forfeitures.
609.5317 Real property; seizures.
609.5318 Forfeiture of vehicles used in drive-by shootings.
609.5319 Financial institution secured interest.
609.532 Attachment of deposited funds.
609.535 Issuance of dishonored checks.
609.54 Embezzlement of public funds.
609.541 Protection of library property.
609.545 Misusing credit card to secure services.
609.546 Motor vehicle tampering.
609.55 [Repealed, 1989 c 290 art 7 s 14]
609.551 Rustling and livestock theft; penalties.
609.552 Unauthorized release of animals.
609.555 [Repealed, 1976 c 124 s 10]
609.556 Definitions.
609.56 [Repealed, 1976 c 124 s 10]
609.561 Arson in the first degree.
609.562 Arson in the second degree.
609.563 Arson in the third degree.
609.5631 Arson in the fourth degree.
609.5632 Arson in the fifth degree.
609.5633 Use of ignition devices; petty misdemeanor.
609.564 Excluded fires.
609.5641 Wildfire arson.
609.565 [Repealed, 1976 c 124 s 10]
609.57 [Repealed, 1976 c 124 s 10]
609.575 [Repealed, 1976 c 124 s 10]
609.576 Negligent fires; dangerous smoking.
609.58 [Repealed, 1983 c 321 s 4]
609.581 Definitions.
609.582 Burglary.
609.583 Sentencing; first burglary of a dwelling.
609.585 Double jeopardy.
609.586 Possession of code grabbing devices; penalty.
609.59 Possession of burglary or theft tools.
609.591 Damage to timber or wood processing and related equipment.
609.592 Possession of timber damage devices.
609.595 Damage to property.
609.596 Killing or harming a public safety dog.
609.597 Assaulting or harming a police horse; penalties.
609.60 [Repealed, 1989 c 5 s 18]
609.605 Trespass.
609.606 Unlawful ouster or exclusion.
609.61 [Repealed, 1976 c 124 s 10]
609.611 Insurance fraud.
609.615 Defeating security on realty.
609.62 Defeating security on personalty.
609.621 Proof of concealment of property by obligor of secured property.
609.625 Aggravated forgery.
609.63 Forgery.
609.631 Check forgery; offering a forged check.
609.635 Obtaining signature by false pretense.
609.64 Recording, filing of forged instrument.
609.645 Fraudulent statements.
609.65 False certification by notary public.
609.651 State lottery fraud.
609.655 [Repealed, 1976 c 112 s 2]
609.66 Dangerous weapons.
609.661 Penalty for set guns; swivel guns.
609.662 Shooting victim; duty to render aid.
609.663 Display of handgun ammunition.
609.665 Spring guns.
609.666 Negligent storage of firearms.
609.667 Firearms; removal or alteration of serial number.
609.668 Explosive and incendiary devices.
609.669 Civil disorder.
609.67 Machine guns and short-barreled shotguns.
609.671 Environment; criminal penalties.
609.672 Permissive inference; firearms in automobiles.
609.675 Exposure of unused refrigerator or container to children.
609.68 Unlawful deposit of garbage, litter, or like.
609.681 Unlawful smoking.
609.684 Sale of toxic substances to children; abuse of toxic substances.
609.685 Sale of tobacco to children.
609.686 False fire alarms; tampering with or injuring a fire alarm system.
609.687 Adulteration.
609.705 Unlawful assembly.
609.71 Riot.
609.713 Terroristic threats.
609.715 Presence at unlawful assembly.
609.72 Disorderly conduct.
609.725 Vagrancy.
609.735 Concealing identity.
609.74 Public nuisance.
609.745 Permitting public nuisance.
609.746 Interference with privacy.
609.747 [Repealed, 1993 c 326 art 2 s 34]
609.748 Harassment; restraining order.
609.749 Harassment; stalking; penalties.
609.7495 Physical interference with safe access to health care.
609.75 Gambling; definitions.
609.755 Acts of or relating to gambling.
609.76 Other acts relating to gambling.
609.761 Operations permitted.
609.762 Forfeiture of gambling devices, prizes and proceeds.
609.765 Criminal defamation.
609.77 False information to news media.
609.774 Emergency communications; kidnappings.
609.775 Divulging telephone or telegraph message; nondelivery.
609.78 Emergency telephone calls and communications.
609.785 [Repealed, 1990 c 494 s 7]
609.79 Obscene or harassing telephone calls.
609.795 Letter, telegram, or package; opening; harassment.
609.80 Interfering with cable communications systems.
609.805 Ticket scalping.
609.81 [Repealed, 1996 c 404 s 18]
609.815 Misconduct of junk or secondhand dealer.
609.82 Fraud in obtaining credit.
609.821 Financial transaction card fraud.
609.825 Bribery of participant or official in contest.
609.83 Falsely impersonating another.
609.85 Crimes against railroad employees and property; penalty.
609.851 False traffic signal.
609.855 Crimes involving transit; shooting at transit vehicle.
609.856 Use of police radios during commission of crime; penalties.
609.86 Commercial bribery.
609.87 Computer crime; definitions.
609.88 Computer damage.
609.89 Computer theft.
609.891 Unauthorized computer access.
609.8911 Reporting violations.
609.892 Definitions.
609.893 Telecommunications and information services fraud; crime defined.
609.894 Cellular telephone counterfeiting; crimes defined.
609.895 Counterfeited intellectual property; penalties.
609.901 Construction of racketeering provisions.
609.902 Definitions.
609.903 Racketeering.
609.904 Criminal penalties.
609.905 Criminal forfeiture.
609.907 Preservation of property subject to forfeiture.
609.908 Disposition of forfeiture proceeds.
609.909 Additional relief available.
609.910 Relation to other sanctions.
609.911 Civil remedies.
609.912 Notice to other prosecuting authorities.