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Legal Statutes: South Dakota

UPDATED May 26, 2017

South Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 10 Protection From Domestic Abuse

back to top25-10-5.3 Court to require instruction in parenting as part of sentence in certain convictions -- Exception

If any person is convicted of a crime involving domestic abuse, and that person is the parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor child who resides with that person or the victim of the crime, the court shall include as part of the sentence, or conditions required as part of the suspended execution or imposition of such sentence, that the person receive instruction on parenting approved or provided by the Department of Social Services. However, this section does not apply to any person convicted and imprisoned for any felony for such a duration that there is no expectation of release for at least four years.


History: SL 1998, ch 162, § 5.