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611A.03 Plea agreements; notification.

Subdivision 1. Plea agreements; notification of victim. Prior to the entry of the factual basis for a plea pursuant to a plea agreement recommendation, a prosecuting attorney shall make a reasonable and good faith effort to inform the victim of:

(a) the contents of the plea agreement recommendation, including the amount of time recommended for the defendant to serve in jail or prison if the court accepts the agreement; and

(b) the right to be present at the sentencing hearing and to express orally or in writing, at the victim's option, any objection to the agreement or to the proposed disposition. If the victim is not present when the court considers the recommendation, but has communicated objections to the prosecuting attorney, the prosecuting attorney shall make these objections known to the court.

Subd. 2. Notification duties. A prosecuting attorney satisfies the requirements of subdivision 1 by notifying:

(a) the victim's legal guardian or guardian ad litem; or

(b) the three victims the prosecuting attorney believes to have suffered the most, if there are more than three victims of the offense.

Subd. 3. Repealed, 1988 c 649 s 5

HIST: 1983 c 262 art 1 s 3; 1986 c 351 s 18; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 76; 1989 c 190 s 3; 1992 c 571 art 5 s 4

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