The DC Sentencing Commission is proud to release its first “Issue Paper” which examines Compliant in the Box sentences imposed under the Sentencing Guidelines. Issue Papers are intended to provide criminal justice partners and the general public with an overview of specific sentencing provisions under the District’s Sentencing Guidelines. Compliant in the Box sentences represent sentences that comply with both the Guidelines recommended sentence type and length for a specific offense and serves as a measure to identify how consistently the Guidelines are
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.
The next Commission meeting is Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 441 4th Street, Suite 430 South. Meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.