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 DC Sentencing Commission has just approved a new "Mitigating Departure Factor" focused on the impact of the invocation of D.C. Code § 11-94 on sentencing in the District. This new departure factor was developed in response to delays resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on court operations and sentencing procedures. The new departure factor becomes effective immediately.