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609.6057 GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTION.

Subdivision 1.Definition.

As used in this section, "geographic restriction" means a limitation prohibiting a defendant in a criminal proceeding or a juvenile offender in a delinquency proceeding from entering a designated property or geographic area.

Subd. 2.Prohibited conduct; penalty.

A person who knows of a geographic restriction order issued against the person and intentionally enters or remains in the restricted area is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Subd. 3.Notice.

(a) A geographic restriction may be issued as a pretrial order before final disposition of the underlying criminal case, as a postconviction probationary order, or both. A geographic restriction order is independent of any condition of pretrial release or probation imposed on the defendant. A geographic restriction order may be issued in addition to a similar restriction imposed as a condition of pretrial release or probation.

(b) A court may issue a geographic restriction upon a finding that its issuance will serve the interests of protecting public safety or property. In making that determination, a court shall consider the following factors:

(1) whether a defendant's presence in a restricted area creates a risk to public safety or property;

(2) a defendant's criminal history;

(3) the likelihood of future criminal activity within the restricted area; and

(4) any other factors deemed relevant by the court.

(c) A court may grant any exceptions to a geographic restriction that it deems necessary in order to avoid the imposition of a significant hardship upon a defendant. In determining whether to grant an exception, a court shall also consider the impact of the exception on the interests of protecting public safety or property.

(d) A geographic restriction order under this section shall be issued in a proceeding that is separate from but which may be held immediately following a proceeding in which any pretrial release or sentencing issues are decided.

(e) A court issuing a geographic restriction order under this section shall notify a defendant:

(1) of the area subject to a geographic restriction; and

(2) that violation of the geographic restriction order is a crime.

Subd. 4.Cancellation.

(a) A court shall cancel a pretrial geographic restriction order at the final disposition of the underlying criminal case.

(b) A court shall cancel a postconviction geographic restriction order when an offender completes a period of probationary supervision or is committed to the commissioner of corrections.

(c) A court may cancel a postconviction geographic restriction order at any time during which an offender is under probationary supervision.