South Dakota Suspended Imposition
The law on suspended impositions of sentence in South Dakota has recently changed. A person in South Dakota can now seek one suspended imposition of sentence on both a misdemeanor and felony case within their lifetime. The previous rule did not allow the use of a suspended imposition of sentence in a felony case if one had already been granted in a misdemeanor case.
Judge and Court Discretion
It is up to the court to determine whether a suspended imposition of sentence is appropriate under the circumstances. A suspended imposition of sentence is totally discretionary to the judge. A suspended imposition has the powerful effect of essentially taking away the conviction if all the requirements of the court are met. There are still limited circumstances in which the crime could be seen by certain agencies and there may be consequences if there are further criminal charges in which the crime could be used for enhancement purposes.
Suspended Imposition Sioux Falls
There are many reasons that a person may be seeking a suspended imposition of sentence. For further information about the availability of a suspended imposition or the applicability to your case please contact Laughlin Law in Sioux Falls, SD.