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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 Felony (D.C. Code § 22-4503(a)(1)). – The new ranking will be reflected in the 2018 Guidelines Manual which will be published on July 16, 2018.



The next scheduled meeting for the Commission will be Tuesday February 19, 2019. The meeting agendas and meeting 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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Agency Performance

The Guidelines Evaluation Study

Background: The DC Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines were first piloted by the DC Sentencing Commission in 2004, and were fully implemented in 2006. After more than ten years of felony sentencing under the Guidelines, the Commission undertook a comprehensive evaluation of the Guidelines to analyze how effectively the Guidelines are operating and to identify any areas where improvement may be needed.

The Evaluation Report determined that the Guidelines are operating as intended.


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