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Sentencing Guidelines Alerts

Sentencing Guidelines Alerts The Sentencing Commission has re-ranked the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Prior Crime of Violence (D.C. Code § 22-4503(a)(1), (b)(1)) and Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device (D.C. Code § 7-2507.06(a)(4)). – The new rankings will be reflected in the 2019 Guidelines Manual which will be published in July 2019.


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The next Commission meeting is Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 441 4th Street, Suite 430 South. Meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.

Sentencing Data

The Commission uses the Guidelines Reporting Information Data system to store and monitor felony sentences. The data and charts presented on this page uses the data in this system.

Sentencing Guidelines Manual

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Phone: (202) 727-8822
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Job Announcement

Date Released: 
Tue, 01/07/2020

General Counsel Vacancy

The DC Sentencing Commission is seeking a General Counsel to serve as the Commission’s chief legal officer.  The General Counsel provides legal advice to the Commission and Executive Director, reviews and evaluates all legal and policy issues related to the DC Sentencing Guidelines, designs and implements legal strategies for modification to the Sentencing Guidelines, drafts, reviews, and monitors all agency contracts, agreements and procedures, and assists in reviewing compliance with the Sentencing Guidelines.


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