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609.38 STAYED SENTENCE.
For any violation of section 609.255, subdivision 3, 609.377, or 609.378 for which the
Sentencing Guidelines establish a presumptive executed sentence, the court may stay imposition
or execution of the sentence if it finds that a stay is in the best interest of the complainant or
the family unit and that the defendant is willing to participate in any necessary or appropriate
treatment. In determining an appropriate sentence when there is a family relationship between
the complainant and the defendant, the court shall be guided by the policy of preserving and
strengthening the family unit whenever possible.
History: 1983 c 217 s 7