145.698 CONFINEMENT OF DRUG DEPENDENT PERSON.
Subdivision 1. Authority.
When a person has been accused of violating any state or local
law or ordinance in district court, and if it appears to the court that the defendant may be a drug
dependent person, or by reason of the repeated use of drugs may not be responsible for that
person's actions, the court may adjourn the proceedings and order the county attorney to file a
petition for commitment of the defendant pursuant to chapter 253B, the Minnesota Commitment
and Treatment Act, for confinement in a hospital, a mental health center, the Willmar Regional
Treatment Center or other drug treatment facility until such time as the court feels that such
person can be returned to the court.
Subd. 2. Stay; commitment.
Upon conviction of a defendant for any crime, or following
revocation of probation previously granted whether or not sentence has been imposed, if it appears
to the court that the defendant may be a drug dependent person, or by reason of the repeated use
of drugs may be in imminent danger of becoming addicted, the court may adjourn the proceedings
or suspend imposition or execution of sentence and order the county attorney to file a petition for
commitment of the defendant pursuant to chapter 253B until the court feels that the person is no
longer in need of institutional care and treatment.
History: 1971 c 892 s 11; 1983 c 247 s 62; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 384 art 1 s 49; 1998 c 254
art 2 s 11; 2000 c 260 s 22