Competency/ Insanity


No person with a impairment so as to be incapable of understanding the proceedings or making a defense shall be tried, sentenced, or punished for any crime.  M.S.A. § 611.026


A person shall not be excused from criminal liability except upon proof that at the time of committing the alleged criminal act the person was laboring under such a defect of reason, from one of these causes, as not to know the nature of the act, or that it was wrong. M.S.A. § 611.026

Special Rules

Law enforcement training: training provided to help law enforcement identify bias crimes, including those motivated by disability. M.S.A. § 626.8451


Death Penalty 

Minnesota does not have the death penalty.