Frequently Asked Questions About Theft Charges in Minnesota

If someone is convicted of any one or more of the provisions above within any six-month period the charges may be aggregated; provided that when two or more offenses are committed by the same person in two or more counties, the accused may be prosecuted in any county in which one of the offenses was committed for all of the offenses aggregated under this paragraph.

Enhanced penalty

If a violation of this section creates a reasonably foreseeable risk of bodily harm to another, the penalties described in the penalties section are enhanced as follows:

  • If the penalty is a misdemeanor or a gross misdemeanor, the person is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years or to payment of a fine of not more than $5,000, or both; and
  • If the penalty is a felony, the statutory maximum sentence for the offense is 50 percent longer than for the underlying crime.