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Assistance with the Sentencing Guidelines

The Commission is here to support criminal justice practitioners and the community. We strongly encourage questions concerning the appropriate sentence for individual cases under the Sentencing Guidelines. Practitioners are also encouraged to reach out to the Commission with questions relating to individual cases Criminal History, Offense Severity Groups, or other application questions.  

If you have a Guidelines inquiry, please contact us at [email protected], (202) 727-8822, or using the form below. Please allow 24 hours for our staff to provide a response.  

Below are some additional resources containing most recent information on sentencing under the Guidelines:  

Disclaimer: Information provided by the Commission is offered to assist in understanding and applying the Sentencing Guidelines. Assistance using or applying the Sentencing Guidelines received from Commission staff is not legal advice, may be provided by non-attorneys, is not binding on the court and does not constitute the official opinion of the Sentencing Commission. Any information provided to or received from Commission staff when seeking assistance is not confidential. Further, inquiry responses are not intended or expected to form an attorney-client relationship. 

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