TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: September 15, 2017
RE: Rule 35, N.D.R.Crim.P., Correcting or Reducing a Sentence
Justice McEvers has requested that the committee discuss whether Rule 35 should be amended to clarify that a court jurisdiction to correct an illegal sentence at any time.
Proposed amendments to Rule 35 deleting the word "may" in Rule 35(a)(1) and substituting "has jurisdiction to" are attached.