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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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DC Sentencing Commission: Issue Paper

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


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