Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     46-18-255. Sentence on conviction -- restriction on employment and residency. (1) A judge sentencing a person convicted of a sexual or violent offense shall, as a condition to probation, parole, or deferment or suspension of sentence, impose on the defendant reasonable employment or occupational prohibitions and restrictions designed to protect the class or classes of persons containing the likely victims of further offenses by the defendant.
     (2) In addition to any restriction on employment imposed under subsection (1), a judge sentencing a person convicted of a sexual offense involving a minor and designated as a level 3 offender under 46-23-509 shall, as a condition to probation, parole, or deferment or suspension of sentence, impose on the defendant restrictions on the defendant's residency in the proximity of a private or public elementary or high school, preschool as defined in 20-5-402, licensed day-care center, church, or park maintained by a city, town, or county.
     (3) If requested by a victim of a sexual offense committed by the defendant, or if requested by an immediate family member of the victim, the judge sentencing a person convicted of a sexual offense shall, as a condition to probation, parole, or deferment or suspension of sentence, impose on the defendant a restriction prohibiting the defendant from directly or indirectly contacting the victim or the immediate family member of the victim. If the victim is a minor, a parent or guardian of the victim may make the request on the victim's behalf.
     (4) Restrictions imposed pursuant to this section must be compatible with the restrictions provided for in 45-5-513.

     History: En. Sec. 9, Ch. 293, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 407, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 390, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 113, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 412, L. 2015.

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